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Tuesday 2 September 2014

10 Premier League players who need to find new clubs

Published 15/07/2014 | 12:02

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Fernando Torres may have to leave Stamford Bridge to regain his confidence
Fernando Torres may have to leave Stamford Bridge to regain his confidence

Here are 10 players who to need to find pastures new ahead of the new Premier League season.

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Fernando Torres

With just five goals in 29 games last season, perhaps it’s time to accept that the striker is not going to work out for Chelsea. At 30 years of age and with José Mourinho looking to bring in a host of attacking options, game time may be limited for the Spaniard.

As one of the top earners at Stamford Bridge Chelsea may be keen to get him off their books and bring in some fresh faces. A transfer this summer would be essential for him to get his career back on track.

Tom Cleverly

After a disappointing campaign last year, the United midfielder will have done little to catch the eye of Louis Van Gaal. The arrival of Ander Herrera will have pushed him further down the pecking order and a move further down the league table could be a option for the England international.

Morgan Schneiderlin

With the Saints being drained of their best talent, the midfielder may be looking to jump from a sinking ship.

The Southampton man’s form this season earned him a call up for the French World Cup squad where he proved he could cut it at the highest level. With Spurs reportedly interested, the option to link up with Pochettino may appeal to Schneiderlin, as the St. Mary’s playing squad continues to be chipped away at.  

Jon Obi Mikel

The Nigerian has been at Chelsea since 2006 and has been a loyal servant for the club, but with the likes of  Willian, Cesc Fabregas, Oscar, Nemanja Matic, Marco van Ginkel, Ramires and Eden Hazard competing for a starting place with him, a move may be a good option for the combative midfielder.

Mikel was close to moving last season and Mourinho may move the player out to strengthen elsewhere.

Jack Rodwell

The City midfielder is the classic example for a young English player sold at an inflated price and has suffered from a catalogue injuries and a lack of confidence since moving to Manchester.

Rodwell was tipped for great things when he played under David Moyes at Everton before his £12m move, but with Hull, Newcastle, Sunderland, Everton and West Brom all believed to be courting his services,  the 23 year’s stay at the Etihad Stadium may be coming to an end.

Demba Ba

Ba has had a difficult time since arriving at Stamford Bridge and featured in just 19 games last season, scoring five goals. His goals have been important to Chelsea, especially in some high-profile games, but Diego Costa’s arrival may be the death knell for his Blues career.

Charles N’Zogbia

Yes, Charles N’Zogbia still exists. Injured for the entirety of last season and only appearing 11 times the season before, the French man now still only 28 should do his best to get out of Villa Park.

N’Zogbia was once touted as a wonder kid when at Newcastle and has two caps for France but it’s obvious that he needs a new challenge to rejuvenate his career.

Martin Kelly

Despite making notable contributions in 2011 and 2012, Kelly’s progress at Liverpool stalled last season. Injuries haven’t helped but competition from Jack Robinson, Jon Flanagan, Andre Wisdom, Glen Johnson and Tiago Ilori means that a bit-part role is as good as he can hope to achieve this season if he remains at Anfield.

Lewis Holtby

Another example of a good player who is part of an inflated squad. Holtby arrived to White Harte Lane as a fresh faced youngster with bags of ability, but his lack of action has been a concern and was then loaned out to Fulham who were then relegated last season.

Paulinho, Christian Eriksen, Sandro, Andros Townsend, Nabil Bentaleb, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli, Moussa Dembele and Gylfi Sigurdsson are all competing for positions in Pochettino’s midfield and Holty may well be the fall guy. 

Scott Sinclair

The winger was a star performer for Swansea, as he guided them to promotion and continued to excel in the Premier League level. A dream move to Man City followed in 2012, but the dream has quickly turned into a nightmare.

Sinclair has been used sparingly by two different City managers and was loaned out to West Brom last season, where he also failed to win regular first-team football

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