7) Jonny Evans(West Bromwich Albion)
Chased by some of the top Premier league clubs, it is hard to vision Evans playing for a second tier club. The former Manchester United man was a wanted figure in the transfer market this past January as well, but decided to stay put. After being let go off by United due to his inconsistency, Evans has re-established his career at the Hawthorns. With West Brom’s relegation now official, it is only a matter of time before Evans signs up with a new club.
6) Xherdan Shaqiri(Stoke City)
A player of immense unfulfilled talent, Xherdan Shaqiri was signed up by Bayern at a tender age. The move indeed came very early for the Swiss, who struggled with the expectations in Munich. He then moved to Inter, where he once again failed to make an impact. After two lows, Shaqiri made a surprise move to Stoke where he has somewhat become a crucial figure for the Potters. However, given Stoke’s embarrassing performances this season, it is hard to discern if even Shaqiri at his level best could have saved them. Still 26, Shaqiri will surely have myriad options as he looks to rebuilt his career.
5) Oriol Romeu(Southampton)
The former Barca and Chelsea man has become a pivotal figure for Saints in recent seasons. His positional play has developed while his passing has also significantly improved. Playing from the deep, Romeu is tasked with dictating the play for the Saints going forward. Despite this being his best season by far, it has unfortunately coincided with Saints’ worst season in almost a decade. Barca have already been linked with a move for Romeu. The Spaniard will surely have his share of suitors.
4) Alfie Mawson(Swansea City)
The Swans go into the final day relying on Saints’ result, with any hopes of survival potentially hinging on Saints’ defeat. One player the Welsh club could be ready to bid goodbye to would be Alfie Mawson, who is a highly rated defender. The defender has been developing at a fine rate, playing on the left side of a back three. At 24, it also is the right age for the defender to make the leap in his career.
3) Ben Foster(West Bromwich Albion)
Ben Foster has easily been one of West Brom’s top performers this season, making crucial saves. While his saves have ultimately gone in vain with West Brom’s relegation now confirmed, the performances certainly would have not gone unnoticed around England. The former Manchester United man has now been in the Premier league for more than 10 years and a player of his experience and class would have a line of clubs waiting for his signature.
2) Joe Allen(Stoke City)
The dynamic midfielder has been in fine form for Stoke. The Welsh Xavi, as he was known during his time at Liverpool, has been an influential figure for the Potters since his move. His technical quality and versatility is an asset any manager would love to have in his ranks. It is only therefore worth watching as to where Allen lands up, with chances of him staying at Stoke in the second division bleak as ever.
Saints have been the disappointment of the season. With players like Bertrand, Romeu and Tadic in their ranks it is hard to figure just how Saints could play so poorly. However, thanks to Mark Hughes, Southampton are on the verge of winning the relegation battle. Nevertheless, if something weird were to happen, Tadic would surely be the first player to be looked at by top Premier league sides.