Christmas is almost upon us and fans are settling in to enjoy a glut of football over the festive period. With a packed schedule of fixtures from now until the new year—and with the transfer window opening in January—clubs are immersed in one of the busiest periods of the season, both on and off the pitch.
So, to help them out, I've compiled a wish-list on their behalf for submission to jolly old St Nick. I'm sure every club would ask for Lionel Messi on a free transfer, but for this list I've settled on needs rather than wants.
Unless they've been naughty, of course. Santa doesn't look kindly on those who have received eight game bans for racist comments.