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Six Premier League Players That Desperately Need To Move Clubs This Summer

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Phil Jones of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

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In the rush for Premier League clubs to complete new signings, the players that find their place in the squad filled can often be overlooked.

The addition of shiny expensive recruits is all well and good, but what of the players that no longer get a look in because of that? Some players, for the sake of their careers, need to move on this summer.


Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool)

during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at Anfield on December 12, 2016 in Liverpool, England.

Jurgen Klopp probably couldn’t be clearer about Sakho’s future if he tried, leaving him out of his pre-season plans altogether and barely acknowledging the French defender exists since he came back from his loan spell at Crystal Palace.

In a World Cup year, the former PSG man will still harbour hopes of going to Russia with Les Bleus, but leaving Anfield this month has to be his priority right now. Liverpool’s reported £30m asking price is a sticking point, however. (See also: Markovic, Lazar)

Phil Jones (Manchester United)


Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are Man United’s first-choice defensive partnership next season, that much is pretty clear. After that it’s a bit more rotational between Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo, but the former appears to have the most to lose.

Having fought his way back into Jose Mourinho’s plans last season, Jones could find himself right back to square one – and if that happens, he needs to leave Old Trafford to save his international career.

Loic Remy (Chelsea)

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JULY 16: Loic Remy of Chelsea in action during an friendly match between SK Rapid Vienna and Chelsea F.C. at Allianz Stadion on July 16, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Remy recently confirmed his intention to leave Chelsea after three years at the club, to which the response was that many had forgotten that he was still a Chelsea player. That he is not even being considered as an alternative to either Alvaro Morata or Michy Batshuayi speaks volumes, especially with Diego Costa pretty much out the door already.

The first decent offer Chelsea receive will probably see the French striker gone.

Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger has suddenly found himself with a number of players that he has little use for. Among those is Kieran Gibbs, who seems destined for a move to a midtable Premier League side. Once touted as the new Ashley Cole, the 27-year-old has failed to live up to his potential and now finds himself as Arsenal’s third-choice left-back behind Nacho Monreal and new signing Sead Kolasinac.

Wilfried Bony (Manchester City)

Manchester City's Wilfried Bony controls the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup football match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on July 28, 2016. / AFP / WANG ZHAO        (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

The deal to take Bony to the Etihad seemed like a good idea at one stage, as in the Ivorian Man City were signing a proven Premier League goalscorer for £25m. However, it never really worked out for the 28-year-old in his 18 months at the club before enduring an even worse loan spell at Stoke City.

Pep Guardiola is overseeing a City clearout that is set to include Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri, Kelechi Iheancaho, Fabian Delph and Fernando Reges – a list that will surely include Bony.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur)

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Moussa Sissoko controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in south London on April 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

At £30m, Sissoko shares the title of Tottenham’s record signing with Erik Lamela. That said the French international’s spell at White Hart Lane has been an unmitigated disaster. The former Newcastle midfielder has made just eight Premier League starts in his time at North London, and his one saving grace right now appears to be the fact that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has yet to dip his toe into the transfer market.

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