The list of released player of Premier League clubs has just been announced.
Didier Drogba – contract has come to an end at Chelsea
Here is the list of players officially released form the twenty Premier League clubs, and there’s one or two big names on the list.
They include Michael Owen, the 32 year-old former Newcastle United striker, who played just four times last season for the Red Devils, and just 21 times over the last two years.
Here’s the list:
Arsenal: Almunia, Brislen-Hall, Hoyte, McDermott, Murphy
Aston Villa: Caira, Cuellar, Heskey, Nelson-Addy, Taylor, Ward
Blackburn: Aley, Goulon, Grella, Knowles, Salgado
Bolton: Bennett, Blake, Connolly, S Davis, Eckersley, Fazlic, Gardner, Jaaskelainen, Klasnic, Knight, Obadeyi, Robinson, Steinsson
Chelsea: Bosingwa, Drogba, Kalou, Mitrovic, Taylor
Everton: Davies, Hahnemann, McFadden, Nsiala, Orenuga, Roberts
Fulham: Barroilhet, Cosgrove, Grygera, Harris, Johnson, Murphy, Pogrebnyak, B Riise
Liverpool: Amoo, Darby, Emilsson, Gomis, McGiveron, Roberts
Man City: Assulin, Benali, Hargreaves, Mancini, Nielsen, Taylor, Tse
Man Utd: Kuszczak, Owen
Newcastle: Adjei, Airey, Donaldson, Folan, Guthrie, Henderson, Kadar, Lovenkrands, McDermott, Nzuzi, Smith
Norwich: Ball, Dawkin, Whitbread, Wilbraham
QPR: Agyemang, Borrowdale, Buzsaky, Cerny, Cook, Gabbidon, Hall, Hill, Olley, Ramage, Shittu, Vine
Stoke: Davies, Diao, Fuller, Moult, Soares
Sunderland: Bagnall, Carson, Cook, Elliott, Gordon, King, Tounkara
Swansea: Bodde, Smith, Thomas, Walsh
Tottenham: Alnwick, Jansson, Lassen, Nelsen, Oyenuga, Ranieri, Saha
West Brom: Andrews, Downing, Edge, Elford-Alliyu, Fulop, Mattock, Scharner, Shorey, Tchoyi
Wigan: Breeze, Diame, Girvan, Gohouri, Myler, Pollitt, Robinson, Rodallega, Rugg, Thomas
Wolves: Craddock, Harris, Hemmings, Spray
We wonder why Junior Hoilett is not on the Blackburn list, since his contract ends on June 30th?
Newcastle list a lot of players, but most of them are from the Development squad, and six on the list have never played for the first team in a competitive game.
So are there any players in this list that is worth Newcastle taking a look at?
Remember we will not pay hefty wages for players past their best, like we used to under Freddy Shepherd, so that rules out players like Didier Drogba – sorry about that. 😀
Comments always welcome.