Unfortunately for some of the Premier League’s current players, the transfer window across the majority of the world’s top football leagues has since slammed shut which means those seeking moves will now be stuck until January at the very least.
Players can look to terminate their contracts if they wish, but with clubs wanting to recoup as much money as possible and the fact that individuals still would not be eligible to play until the next window, it would seem rather pointless to do so at the moment.
Now, many will have to simply just train for the next few months and look to keep themselves as fit as possible, although some may be hoping that they can force themselves into their manager’s plans and resurrect their careers.
Planet Football has managed to compile a list of XI players who may be looking at a difficult time in the season, as many of them failed to get a move away from their club and appear unlikely to get the opportunity to do anything in the next few months, except maybe play at the best NZ online casinos available to win extra money from.
Here is that rundown and why so many may not like what the English winter brings:
GK – Loris Karius
Liverpool’s fifth-choice now, the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final goalkeeper has never recovered from that calamitous display.
DEF – Ainsley Maitland-Niles
If his Instagram story is anything to go by, then it could be awkward at London Colney for everyone involved.
DEF – Phil Jones
Remember him? The Manchester United centre-back last played in January 2020 and has not been seen since. It would seem other football clubs forgot he existed, as well.
DEF – Malang Sarr
Malang Sarr had a deadline day loan deal with Greuther Furth collapse on the final day, despite even flying to the country to have a medical. Whether he will get the chance to play for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season or go elsewhere remains to be seen.
DEF – Sead Kolasinac
Another Arsenal player who has had his issues at the club, Sead Kolasinac would have been hoping he had left the club permanently this summer, but after his ’embarrassing’ performance against Manchester City 5-0, no one wanted to take a chance on him.
MID – Tanguy Ndombele
Nuno Espirito Santo admitted Ndombele did not want to be at Tottenham. ’nuff said.
MID – Ross Barkley
It’s all a little sad for Barkley at the moment as he remains in limbo, with no one quite sure what he is doing with his career. Maybe he can play at the high roller online casino sites and do something with the time he has?
MID – Donny van de Beek
If Barkley did not know anything about his football career, then Donny van de Beek will not have a clue at Manchester United. A loan to Everton was blocked but whether he will get off the bench now seems unlikely.
MID – Jesse Lingard
Perhaps in the same situation as Van de Beek, Lingard will have a tough time ahead of him trying to convince Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to put him in this team when Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are head of him.
MID – James Rodriguez
If anyone needed to know how a player can go from hero to zero in an instant, then the Colombia international is perhaps the best example available. He’ll spend the rest of the time on the sidelines, but it might give him the time to learn who their next opponent is.
ATT – Eddie Nketiah
Nketiah actually had the chance to leave for Crystal Palace but wanted more money, which saw the deal fall through. Now, with 12 months left on his contract, it will be interesting to see if he is called upon to sort out the huge crisis the Gunners find themselves in.