Following the closure of the European transfer window this summer, many high-profile stars are still on the lookout for new clubs after being released from their employers last term.
In England, a number of former Manchester United players are currently without a club, including Jesse Lingard, injury-prone central defender Phil Jones and former longstanding first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea.
High-profile players still waiting to be snapped up
In Belgium, It has been widely reported that former Chelsea wing-wizard Eden Hazard is set to hang up his boots and retire at the age of just 32 after being unable to find a club following his release from Real Madrid.
Former Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi remains a solid option for a lower-table Premier League club at the age of just 28 whilst the experienced flare player Papu Gomez, formerly of Sevilla and Atalanta, could still entertain European audiences for another year or so on a free transfer.
USMNT right-back Reggie Cannon remains without a club too after leaving cash-strapped Portuguese outfit Boavista over alleged unpaid wages earlier this summer and ex-Everton attacking pair Andros Townsend and Jean Phillipe Gbamin will still be ringing up their agents daily in the hope of positive news after leaving the Toffees without a new club.
Free agents in Europe are able to negotiate with new clubs outside of the summer and winter transfer windows so expect a number of these players to pick up new employers in the coming months.