The rumour mill is churning right now, and players are starting to change clubs left and right. With the recently-concluded World Cup providing a showcase for many emerging talents this transfer cycle, many of the players moving or rumoured to be moving are either proven players such as David Villa or emerging talents such as Memet Ozil.
There are always clubs, however, that will look for a cheap veteran signing, much like Raul's at Schalke. It might be an attempt to rekindle old form, or an attempt to provide some veteran leadership in the dressing room. While signing older players is a risk in any sport, they often provide good options for clubs, especially those with limited means.
The following 10 players are good older players available on the transfer or free agent markets, but they might not be good enough to carry a team or bank on.