Free transfers offer clubs without a lot of money to spend a chance to sign big players.
We have already seen some high-profile players released at the end of their contracts this summer, including the likes of William Gallas, Florent Malouda and Mark Schwarzer.
With many others still in need of a club before the new season begins on August 17, just where will this group of bargain buys end up?
With the new season looming, GMS Academy member Ollie Gentle takes a look at five of the best free transfers who could offer both goals and experience.
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