The past two months has seen a dramatic change in the footballing world with several players moving to new clubs. While several clubs seem to be satisfied with their transfer activity by achieving their transfer targets, sides like Arsenal will be frustrated to miss out on players like Gonzalo Higuain who eventually moved to Napoli - 'the higher bidder'.
Just like the Higuain saga, there have been several other instances where many clubs have been fighting for the same player. This results in a large amount of money unwisely spent on a player when there are some quality alternatives that have not been shown interest by any club.
Here, in my view are five players that have surprisingly not been seriously considered by any club during this transfer window:
5. Aaron Lennon
Although he has only 26-years-old, it feels like Aaron Lennon has been around for a very long time. Lennon has appeared 229 times for Tottenham during his eight years with the club.
He is a typical old-fashioned winger possessing great pace along with the ability to beat a defender. The arrivals of Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela along with the rise of Andros Townsend may limit Lennon’s chances in the Tottenham team and he could be a great signing for any club that requires a winger.
Ideal signing for: Newcastle, Liverpool, Everton
Aptly nicknamed as the ‘Beast’ by Spurs fans, the 24-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder put in some impressive performances last year for Tottenham before being injured in January.
Spurs already have a world-class midfield boasting the likes of Dembele, Paulinho, Capoue and
Holtby, which may result in Sandro in not being a regular starter at White Hart Lane. With the World Cup approaching fast Sandro must seek a new club where he is guaranteed regular football.
A true defensive giant, Sandro can be an invaluable asset for any club if he is able to put his injury problems aside. Although he has not been linked with any club yet this transfer window, Tottenham may find it hard to refuse a significant sum for the player in order to recover some of the money that they have spent in their transfer spree.
Ideal signing for: Liverpool, Arsenal
3. Stefan Kießling
One of the most under-rated strikers in the world, Kießling has netted an impressive 115 goals in 297 appearances during his time in the Bundesliga including 25 goals last season for Bayern Leverkusen. This made him the highest goal-scorer in the German League.
Although recent reports have suggested that Liverpool are eyeing a move for the 29-year-old, it is surprising that a top club has not submitted a serious bid for Kießling.
Ideal signing for: Real Madrid
2. Alex Song
The Cameroon international completed his move to Barcelona last year, however it was never going to be a easy for Song to nail down a spot in the starting eleven when he was competing with the likes of Busquets and Xavi.
His time at Arsenal shows that Song is truly a world-class defensive midfielder capable of breaking up counter attacks and releasing accurate through balls forward. Recent rumours have suggested that Arsenal were interested in bringing him back however the story was quickly dismissed and no bid was made for the 25-year-old.
Ideal signing for: Arsenal
1. Toni Kroos
Bayern Munich completed a dominant treble last season and Kroos played an integral part in the side before being injured mid season. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has returned from injury but may find it hard to break into Pep Guardiola’s first team with the recent additions of Mario Gotze and Thiago along with the several other world class midfielders present
at Bayern Munich.
Kroos has performed exceptionally well for both club and country and must seek assured first team football at a top club. Kroos has not been seriously linked to any club, however he could be the perfect signing for clubs seeking a central creative player.
Ideal signing for: Manchester United
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