In English football this summer is all about one thing: the transfer window. Talk naturally turns to transfers with the Premier League on hiatus and none of the home nations involved in competitive action. Whether you love it or hate it, nothing fills column inches quite like the transfer window at this time of year, especially after such a high-spending January window.
Phil Jones and Jordan Henderson have already made big money moves, and with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Neymar linked with English moves it’s safe to assume that Premier League sides won’t be shy of splashing the cash as the window progresses.
It’s easy to get caught-up in the hysteria of David De Gea’s move to Man United or the debate on whether or not Connor Wickham is worth the £12m Sunderland could end-up paying for him, but what about the less-glamorous deals? So intense is the enthusiasm generated by multi-million pound deals for young prospects that the futures of older, less-celebrated players often get lost in the shuffle.
A host of veteran talent will be on the move this summer. Plenty of the game’s elder statesmen will be looking for one last big transfer pre-retirement, and their futures are just as worthy of reportage as those of Henderson, Jones and De Gea. Here are 11 players aged 30 or over who could use a move to a bigger club to kick-start their careers.