Fancy signing one of these guys? Top 12 fringe players that could be available

first_img 2. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – Walcott, after an impressive first half of the season in which he replaced Olivier Giroud up top, has fallen down the pecking order. The England international has found playing time hard to come by of late, leaving many in doubt over his long-term future at the Emirates. 12 It’s been a challenging campaign for some in the Premier League.While the likes of Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli and Dimitri Payet have enjoyed an exciting season, for others it hasn’t been quite so enjoyable.The long-term future of many at Arsenal has been called into question and a handful of pricey summer signings have failed to live up to expectations.So, with this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at the top fringe players who could be available in the summer – check out the best 12 by viewing the slideshow above. 12 12 12 9. Loic Remy (Chelsea) – The Frenchman has endured a miserable time at Stamford Bridge and could be one of the first players to push through a move at the end of the season, regardless of a new manager arriving. He’s made just three Premier League starts this term. 6. Memphis Depay (Manchester United) – Despite only signing for the Red Devils last summer, Depay’s future at Old Trafford is already unclear. The Dutch forward has failed to impress manager Van Gaal and his performances have similarly failed to excite the club’s supporters. 10. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) – Mirallas has fallen worryingly out of favour at Goodison Park this season, and was widely expected to leave in the January transfer window. Despite opting to stay put, the Belgium international could feel enough is enough in the summer. 12 8. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) – The Ivorian has struggled with injury since arriving at the Etihad in January 2015, but his playing time has failed to improve upon his return to full fitness. Edin Dzeko and Stevan Joveti? were both forced to leave last summer, and Bony could follow suit. 12 4. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – It’s been a fairly miserable affair for the Belgian on Merseyside, so far. He hasn’t caught the eye of his new manager Jurgen Klopp, with his snub in the League Cup final a sign of the German’s thoughts on his pricey striker. If the Reds decide to let him leave, he won’t come cheap, however. 12 12 11. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – The midfielder has not impressed at Villa Park this season, with his off-the-field antics frustrating the club’s coaching staff. Whether he drops to the Championship or opts for a move elsewhere remains to be seen. 12. Asmir Begovic (Chelsea) – check out 11 more of the best fringe players by clicking the arrow above, right – Begovic was handed far more playing time at the beginning of the season with Thibaut Courtois suffering injury, but once the Belgian returned to fitness, he was immediately forgotten. The former Stoke ‘keeper will have known his role would largely be that of a bench warmer prior to his move, yet this won’t make his situation any easier to bear. 12 5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) – This season, the Ox’s development has been called into question, with there an argument that his career has suffered at the Emirates. While injury has played a key role in his lack of time on the pitch, when fully fit he doesn’t seem to have the trust of Arsène Wenger. 7. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) – Chadli has struggled to cement a regular role since his £7m move from Dutch club FC Twente in July 2013. With so many others flourishing under Mauricio Pochettino, a summer exit seems almost inevitable for the Belgian who doesn’t seem to fit into Spurs’ style of play. 12 12 12 3. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – Despite being Arsenal’s top scorer this season, Wenger has recently lost faith in Giroud, preferring the returning Danny Welbeck to lead the attack. It’s not the first time the Frenchman has spent a period on the bench, but on this occasion, he may be forced to assess his future. 1. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) – Herrera has found life at Old Trafford challenging, despite his popularity with the club’s supporters. Under Louis van Gaal, the Spaniard has rarely been given a full 90 minutes and may now be running out of patience in Manchester.last_img

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