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Hodgson To Raid Bosman Bargain Bucket?

Hodgson: Eye on a prize?

As the take over at Liverpool drags on without conclusion the transfer deadline draws ever nearer.

Given the current financial state of the club Hodgson could have to scour for players on the free transfer list as a way to bolster his squad.

There have been a lot of players out of contract this summer, with most of them having already been snapped up. Here is a summary of the best free talent currently available:

Eidur Gudjohnsen has not been able to agree upon a new contract with Monaco and is wanted by a number of Premiership clubs. Gudjohnsen proved he still has what it takes to be a successful striker in the Premiership with his lone spell at Tottenham last season and would provide Hodgson with some more attacking options. He will have to move fast though, as he has been in talks with a number of clubs recently.

Lee Naylor has come to the end of a successful tenure at Celtic in which he helped them win the SPL twice and the Scottish Cup. Naylor almost received an England call-up during the Steve McLaren’s time as England manager, but narrowly missed out due to injury.  At the age of 30 he is one of the youngest free agents available and would make a good addition to the Liverpool squad.

Mikaël Silvestre’s is being let go by Arsenal and has made it clear that he is eager to continue playing in the Premier League. Although it is fair to say that the best days of his career are behind him, he is versatile and has plenty of experience. He could be useful as a squad player rather than a member of the first team at Liverpool.

Timo Hildebrand could prove to be a better second choice for Reina than Middlesbrough’s Brad Jones. He has attracted the attention of Celtic though it is understood that he is keen to test himself in the Premier League. Wigan and Fulham have also been being linked with the Ex-Germany keeper with his agent stating they are prepared to open talks with either one of the Premier League teams.

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