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Benayoun during a mixed 2011-12 loan at Arsenal
One of the Wigan faithful likely to jump ship this summer, the Latics will be sorry to see the departure of Maynor Figueroa, who’s been responsible for a number of sweet moments for the club during their Premier League stay.
Renowned for his set-piece abilities and long-range efforts, the 30-year-old Honduran left-back is bound to draw a raft of interest this summer.
Having spent just one season with Fulham, Mladen Petric’s experience as a Cottager could have been so much richer had the Croatian carried on his season exactly as he started.
Scoring an impressive brace on his Premier League debut, the 32-year-old steadily dissipated into non-existence at Craven Cottage, but he could still be a good pickup for any side looking for forward cover.
In what was a topsy-turvy campaign for the Israeli, Yossi Benayoun started the season at Chelsea, going on loan to former club West Ham, before returning to Stamford Bridge in January and playing just 59 more Premier League minutes.
In truth, the 33-year-old’s best playing days are now firmly behind him, but Benayoun could be worth one last gamble in the English top flight, and while his legs might not still be in great shape, his brain undoubtedly is.
One of the more understated servants in West Ham’s most recent campaign, Gary O’Neil’s versatility and his ability to play just about anywhere in midfield ensures that he still holds worth at the Premier League level.
The 30-year-old was once as respected at Middlesbrough as Stewart Downing which, while not saying a lot these days, is at least indicative of the talent that he’s once displayed in his career.
Another of those veterans being offloaded at Craven Cottage, Chris Baird struggled to really pin down a starting spot for Fulham last season.
That being said, the 31-year-old still holds a reputation as somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades, capable of doing a job just about anywhere in defence as well as in central midfield, making him a commodity of some value, still.