Usually during a transfer window, fans excitedly anticipate the arrival of new blood at their club to help push beyond the boundaries of the previous season. However, on the other side of the coin, there are those at the club who fans would happily drive somewhere else themselves rather than have them there. Here are the top five players that just couldn’t be shifted out.
- David Bentley – Tottenham
What a fall from grace for this man, once considered the natural replacement for David Beckham in the England Squad. Bentley has faded out completely and becomes nothing more then a waste of of wages at Spurs. No clubs want him, and with his wages, it seems highly unlikely he will be pushed out the door until his contract expires. Hard to believe he was once valued at £17 million.
- Heurelho Gomes – Tottenham
For all of Spurs quality, they sure have a lot of deadwood plaguing their squad, and Gomes is one of them. Once Spurs first choice keeper, a series of high profile errors during his four year stint at the club has cost him his berth as the number one. Judging by the signing of Lloris this summer, it also seems he has lost his place as number two as well.
- DJ Campbell – QPR
Signed by the big spenders at Loftus Road after a great season for Blackpool in 2011. DJ has found chances hard to come by at a club that now boasts seven strikers on their books. There is next to no chance of him ever really grabbing a game for them now, although many loan moves were touted, none came to fruition.
- Nicklas Bendtner – Arsenal
While technically speaking he has been loaned out to Juventus, the Gunners were certainly looking to sell him instead and will have been frustrated not to get him off their books. The talented but arrogant Dane has regularly criticised Arsenal in recent months and was seeking a permanent departure. Unfortunately for both parties it seems he will be back at Arsenal next season. Even Juventus have admitted they only signed him out of desperation.
- Joey Barton – QPR
While in the same boat as Bendtner in that he has been loaned out, here is a player that might as well have a nuclear bomb strapped to him. His attitude is certainly equivalent to one. After his shameful acts on the final game of the season, acts which could have cost QPR their status in the Premier League, Rangers were unable to successfully flog him off to another club permanently. QPR fans will be hoping that he impresses in France, not to come back and reclaim a first team berth, but to hopefully be sold off at the quickest opportunity.
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