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There are still plenty of good players on the Bosman list

If you think that Fiorentina need further reinforcements, the cupboard is far from bare.

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The transfer window has mercifully slammed shut in Italy, meaning that teams can no longer register players under contract with other teams to their own squads. As the window remains open in various other leagues (Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, and France’s Ligue 1 are the big ones), we could still see Fiorentina sell some players, but you’d think that they can’t add anyone else.

Ah, dear reader, that’s where you’d be wrong. Because there are a lot of pretty good footballers who are currently out of contract for one reason or another, Pantaleo Corvino has the option of signing as many as his funds permit at any time. Since there are definitely still some holes in the squad (veteran backup goalkeeper, reserve left back, experienced extra striker), it wouldn’t be a shock to see the club turn to one or more of these names, especially if some members of the squad move on in the next couple of weeks. I’ve listed all of them with their most recent club, but again, these are all free agents.


GK Željko Brkić, PAOK

GK Diego Cavalieri, 35, Crystal Palace

GK Ažbe Jug, 26, Sporting Lisbon

GK Óscar Ustari, 32, Atlas


CB Sébastien Bassong, 32, Norwich City

CB Robert Huth, 34, Leicester City

CB Nedum Onuoha, 31, QPR

CB Diego Polenta, 26, Nacional

CB Diego Reyes, 25, Porto (currently has a hamstring injury of unknown severity)

CB Micah Richards, 30, Aston Villa

CB Christopher Samba, 34, Aston Villa

CB John Terry, 37, Aston Villa (lol)

CB Philipp Wollscheid, 29, Metz

LB Patrice Evra, 37, West Ham

LB Paolo de Ceglie, 31, Servette

LB Benoît Assou-Ekotto, 34, Metz

LB Hrvoje Milić, 29, Napoli

LB Guiherme Siqueira, 32, Atlético Madrid

LB Benoît Trémoulinas, 32, Sevilla (currently has knee injury with unknown date of return)

RB Jesús Gámez, 33, Newcastle

RB Glen Johnson, 33, Stoke City

RB Míchel, 28, UD Las Palmas

RB Michel Morganella, 29, Palermo

RB Aleandro Rosi, 31, Genoa


DM Marco Donadel, 35, Montreal Impact

DM Jan Kirchoff, 27, Bolton

DM Eugen Polanski, 32, Hoffenheim

DM Jack Rodwell, 27, Sunderland

DM Jérémy Toulalan, 34, Bordeaux

DM Miguel Veloso, 32, Genoa

DM Claudio Yacob, 31, West Bromwich Albion

CM Alberto Aquilani, 34, UD Las Palmas

CM Matteo Calamai, 27, Cosenza

CM Adam Maher, 25, Twente

AM Hatem Ben Arfa, 31, PSG

CM Claudio Marchisio, 32, Juventus

CM Sulley Muntari, 33, Deportivo de La Coruña

CM Marco Romizi, 28, Vicenza

CM Yaya Touré, 35, Manchester City


RW Isaac Cuenca, 25, Hapoel Beer Sheva

LW Balázs Dzsudzsák, 31, Al-Wahda

LW Fidel Martínez, 28, Atlas

LW Samir Nasri, 31, Antalyaspor (banned until 1 January 2019 for doping)

LW Bakary Sako, 30, Wolverhampton

SS Landon Donovan, 36, León

ST Dimitar Berbatov, 37, Kerala Blasters

ST Marco Boriello, 36, SPAL

ST Theofanis Gekas, 38, Sivasspor

ST Nilmar, 34, Santos

ST Giuseppe Rossi, 31, Genoa

ST Lacina Traoré, 28, AS Monaco