European clubs are likely to be enjoying a well-earned sit-down after another gasp January transfer deadline.
Premier League clubs spent £295m in the winter transfer window, with Newcastle United ended up as the top spenders.
Meanwhile, the window lowers the curtain on some long-running transfer sagas, such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moves from Arsenal to Barcelonaand the exit of Dusan Vlahovic to Juventus.
However, during and between the terrible transfer offers, the revealing videos and the constant speculation, you will find a large number of players who are currently free agents.
Daily Mirror Sport consider all 11 starting players who failed to find a new club in January.
GK: Giedrius Arlauskis
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The experienced Lithuanian goalkeeper made 11 appearances in all competitions for Romanian side CFR Cluj, until his debut in early January.
Arlauskis has previously played for the likes of WatfordEspanyol, Steaua Bucharest, Rubin Kazan, and more.
He will certainly be a worthy addition to a team that is in dire need of a goalkeeper.
RB: Deandre Yedlin
Before Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United Football Club The right-back became a free agent for the first time in his football career just five days before the deadline, when he was released by Galatasaray.
With 71 caps for the United States, including an appearance at the 2014 World Cup, Yedlin is a seasoned defender who could be a worthy addition to most of Europe’s top teams.
At 28, Yedlin is beginning to enter his prime years, but will now be looking for new faces ahead of next season.
CB: Laurent Koscielny
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Before Arsenal The captain was expelled by his side, Bordeaux, who also stripped him of his captaincy.
England have been dropped by the French giants after a bad form sent the Ligue 1 giants drop to 17th place.
Koscielny won three FA Cups and three Community Shields during his time with the Emirates Stadium, making more than 353 appearances for the Gunners.
CB: Winston Reid
The former captain of West Ham and one of the most experienced freelancers in the business, Winston Reid is currently in the process of finding a new club.
After successive loan spells with Kansas City and Brentford, Reid was made his debut by David Moyes on September 21.
His first transfer window as a free agent was fruitless, however, few free agents boast 166 Premier League appearances and 26 international caps for their country.
LB: Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels became a free agent in the closing stages of the January transfer window.
Old AFC Bournemouth the left-back has left League Two Colchester United, after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
He is currently looking for his fourth club in a year, having played for Shrewsbury Town, Portsmouth and Colchester since January 2021.
Despite boasting an impressive CV that includes 129 Premier League appearances for Bournemouth, the 35-year-old’s next move could very well be one of his last.
RM. Isaac Mbenza
Huddersfield City supporters may remember Issac Mbenza for his 22 appearances in Terrier’s final season in the Premier League.
Mbenza was signed on loan by David Wagner during Town’s disastrous second boost campaign.
While he has made 22 league appearances for the Terriers, Mbenza contributed just one goal and one assist in Huddersfield’s very lackluster game.
He found himself in the wilds of the free agent in mid-January, after he was released by Qatar SC.
CM. Jack Wilshere
Wilshere’s most recent move is on the radio, where he is now a regular pundit on TalkSPORT.
Unfortunately, he was unable to find another club for the second consecutive transfer window.
While he is training with his old side Arsenal, there is still little hope that he will be suddenly called up to Mikel Arteta’s side.
Former Blue, who won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cupand the League Cup, released by Brazilian giants Palmeiras in November.
Ramires left the Blues to join Chinese giants JS Suning in the 2016 transfer window, but moved to his native Brazil when the Chinese Super League began to struggle.
However, the 34-year-old is playing as a free agent for one club, should one decide to give the Chelsea hero a chance.
SHUT UP. Kwadwo Asamoah
Kwadwo Asamoah is one of the most successful free agents in the world of football today.
He won six Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and three Italian Super Cups during his six years at Juventus.
The former Ghana international, who made 71 international caps, moved to Inter Milan in the summer of 2018, only to leave the club two seasons later and join Cagliari.
Unfortunately, he is now a free agent after just five months with the Serie A side.
ST. Diego Costa
Premier League clubs only stopped shivering when Diego Costa left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in the January 2018 transfer window.
While his parting from west London was bittersweet, Blues fans will always remember the striker’s frustrating but often shocking display in the Premier League.
Costa became a free agent for the second time in his career, after he decided to cut his contract with Brazilian giants Atletico Mineiro.
ST. Bafetimbi Gomis
Bafetimbi Gomis’s celebration is one of the most iconic and famous in recent football history.
However, he was unable to pull off his infamous Lion celebration, which in recent weeks scared a soccer boy to the point of tears.
The former Swansea City and Lyon striker was made his debut by Saudi Arabian side Hilal in the closing stages of the January transfer window.
Unfortunately, he was unable to find himself a new club before the winter market closed.