Free agent signing Premier League clubs should make
Andrea Pirlo, James Milner, Esteban Cambiasso, Sol Campbell, Roberto Baggio and Leon Goretzka are few of the free agent signings that went on to have legendary careers following their free agent status.
We have already suggested ten free agents for ten Premier League clubs across two parts. Check them out if you haven’t already. Let us delve into the 3rd part of this series and look at a few top free agents up for grabs.
Liverpool – Arnau Tenas
The Merseysideiders are said to be listening to offers for their highly rated young goalkeeper, Caoimhin Kelleher. While they would be eyeing a loan move, reports suggest the Irishman is looking for a permanent move. Arnau Tenasis is yet another highly rated keeper and is even younger at 22.
Arnau Tenas, a promising young goalkeeper, has already accumulated an impressive total of 72 appearances throughout his career. He has kept seven clean sheets and played a total of 6,510 minutes on the field.
During the 2022/2023 season, Arnau Tenas played in various competitions for FC Barcelona and FC Barcelona Atlètic. In LaLiga, he featured once, while he made 29 appearances in Primera Federación – Grupo II. Additionally, he participated in the Promoción de ascenso a LaLiga2, securing one appearance.
In the previous seasons, Arnau Tenas made notable contributions, including appearances in the UEFA Youth League for FC Barcelona UEFA U19 and Segunda División B – Grupo III for FC Barcelona B.
With his consistent performance and growing experience, Arnau Tenas shows great potential for becoming a prominent goalkeeper in the future. As he continues to develop and gain more playing time in various competitions, his skills and presence in the goalpost are expected to become even more refined.
Luton Town – Vasilis Barkas
Newly promoted Hatters need a lot of reinforcements if they are to survive the league this season. They are currently linked with Blackburn’s goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski. However, the club should look into Vasilis Barkas. Who has a lot more experience at the top level and is available for free.
During his time with AEK Athens, Barkas showcased remarkable performances, playing 79 matches and keeping 45 clean sheets. His save percentage of 82.3% and consistent contributions were instrumental in AEK Athens’ success.
Later, he joined Celtic FC, where he continued to demonstrate his goalkeeping prowess. In 16 matches, Barkas managed to keep eight clean sheets, maintaining a save percentage of 64%. His performances played a crucial role in Celtic’s achievements during his time there.
In the 2022/2023 season, Barkas made a move to Utrecht in the Eredivisie. Despite a challenging season, he displayed resilience in the goal, securing one clean sheet and maintaining a save percentage of 68.2%.
Throughout his career, Barkas has accumulated a total of 139 appearances, with an overall save percentage of 73.1%. His ability to keep clean sheets and make crucial saves makes him a valuable asset for any team seeking a reliable and experienced goalkeeper. As a free agent, Barkas could be an excellent addition to strengthen the goalkeeping department of interested clubs.
Manchester City – Reggie Cannon
Let’s be honest. City, after winning the treble, would not go for a free agent signing, without proper scouting. However, with Cancelo and Walker departing, they might be forced to. USA international Reggie Cannon can just be the signing they need.
Reggie Cannon began his professional career with FC Dallas in the MLS, where he played for four seasons. During this period, he appeared in 67 matches, starting 64 of them and accumulated a total of 5,637 minutes of playing time. Cannon showcased impressive defensive capabilities, securing 12 yellow cards and 0 red cards during his time in the MLS.
In the 2020-2021 season, Cannon made a move to Boavista in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. During his three seasons with Boavista, he featured in 82 matches, starting 76 of them, and accumulated 6,533 minutes on the field. He managed to record 1 assist during his time in the Primeira Liga.
Overall, throughout his professional career spanning six seasons and playing for two clubs in two different leagues, Cannon demonstrated his versatility as a right-back with notable contributions in defense and occasional attacking play, being involved in a total of 7 goals (2 goals and 5 assists).
Manchester United – Gerard Gumbau
United are rumored to part ways with McTominay and Fred. They have also missed out on Rabiot after signing Mount. If the club wants to go big on a striker, they might not have enough funds to bring in a backup defensive midfielder. Gerard Gumbau can be a great option for the side.
In the 2022-2023 season with Elche, he played 31 matches, starting 20 of them, and accumulated 2,737 minutes on the field. He showcased his ability to contribute offensively as a central midfielder.
Throughout his career, spanning eight seasons and playing for five clubs in two different leagues, Gerard Gumbau demonstrated his versatility as a central defensive midfielder, with notable contributions in both defense and attack, scoring a total of 8 goals and providing 19 assists.
Newcastle United – Sergio Ramos
The Magpies are looking to strengthen their defense with the likes of Axel Disasi and Harry Maguire. However, with the club entering Champions League football, they need a proven defender. Sergio Ramos is a perfect short solution for the club, who already made few top young signings this season.