Yaya Toure

The controversial midfielder is without a club after an eight-year stint at Premier League championship winning side Manchester City. Touted as a potential marquee for an A-League side Toure would bring power and experience to the league. Toure’s agent has even claimed that the Ivorian would be open to earning little in weekly wage at a potential new club. However, Toure would still likely be an expensive target for the A-League after being one of the Premier League’s highest earning players. Despite this, the African would not only attract crowds of football fans but bring the skills to match.


Stephen Ireland

After only managing four games in the last two Premier League seasons, the Irish midfielder finds himself without a club after being released by relegated Stoke City. While it seems the former Manchester City player has been around football forever, he is still only 31 years of age and could offer a degree of poise and control in the middle of the park for any A-League side. Ireland has recently been linked to a move to the Bundesliga but a move to the A-League would instantly add quality to any side looking for a creative playmaker – providing he can rediscover his match fitness after so long with so little gametime.


Claudio Yacob

Following their relegation from the Premier League, West Brom made the decision not to re-sign club favourite Claudio Yacob. The 31-year old has plenty to offer as a holding midfielder with the ability to break up play and offer an extra degree of protection for A-League defenders. The Argentinean was an integral part of The Baggies midfield over his seven years at the club where he appeared in 160 games. Despite only featuring in 18 games last season, Yacob would still step into any A-League midfield and be at home.

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Samuel Eto’o

The former Cameroon captain recently mutually terminated his contract with Turkish side Konyaspor, and at 37 years of age, retirement looks likely for the striker. However, Eto’o is reportedly interested in ending his career in the A-League and with Sydney FC losing former marquee striker Bobo to Alanyaspor, there could be a possibility of the former Barcelona star moving to the Sky Blues. While Eto’o is getting on in his career, he still managed to net 45 goals during his time in Turkey and could still find himself as a prolific marksman in the A-League.


Nedum Onuoha

The Championship veteran was tipped for greatness in his early years at Manchester City, before moving to Queens Park Rangers where he has spent the last 6 and a half years. Now without a club, the Nigerian born central defender has been linked to a variety of Championship sides including Hull City however, A-League sides should be looking at the former QPR captain to bolster their defence. Having amassed 371 appearances in all competitions over his 14-year career his experience would be invaluable to the A-League.