With the summer transfer window fast approaching, there are a number of names that will be available on a free.
Carlo Ancelotti sacked: Real Madrid manager shown the door following trophy-less season
Otamendi Man United: Red Devils closing in on £34.5m deal for Valencia star
Liverpool begin talks with £40m-rated Premier League hitman
These players represent outstanding value and would be welcome additions to any number of Premier League sides ahead of the new season.
However, it got us to thinking about who the greatest free transfers in the Premier League era have been.
Below is a list of the ten greatest free moves in the Premier League’s recent history.
Peter Schmeichel – Sporting Lisbon to Aston Villa
The great Dane bid farewell to Manchester United in 2001 to head to Portugal with Sporting Lisbon. However, just one year later he was back, linking up with Aston Villa. He may have only spent one year in the West Midlands, but his signing represented a shrewd piece of business for the club as he became the first goalkeeper to score for the club in the top flight.