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Buying on a Free - A Look at Who You Can Sign on a Free From The Premier League

Unlike most of my SB Nation counter parts here at Wigan we don't have massive sums of money to throw about towards building a squad; yet there are a number of good players doing the rounds available on a free. So I am taking a look at the starting 11 you could build for nothing.

Ben Hoskins

Goalkeeper- Mark Schwazer

Would you 'Adam and Eve it' the Australian intentional goalkeeper who alongside Brad Frieldel has been one of the best and most consistent goalkeeper in the Premier League has finally left Fulham. Only two years ago was Arsene Wenger trying to side him for Arsenal, and now you can snap him up fro absolutely nothing.

Left Back- Wayne Bridge (Snapped up by Reading)

The former England international who has had a fall from grace over the past few seasons has been let go by Manchester City. After a very successful loan spell at Brighton last season, the full back showed he still had that cutting edge in him and that has resulted in a host of clubs chasing after his signature. Nigel Adkins of Reading beating everyone to him.

Right Back- Danny Simpson

A bit of an attitude with this fella but he is a talented footballer. The Ex-Manchester United player was integral in Newcastle United's return to the Premier League in 2011, now though he has been cast aside as he wants more playing time. A player Roberto Martinez was keen on at Wigan, with pace to burn getting forwards and good at sweeping up round the back, he would make an excellent addition at any footballing level.

Center Backs- Kolo Toure (Joined Liverpool), William Gallas

Five years ago the thought of these two as a center back pairing would have scared off a lot of international strikers. But through injury, and some 'weight loss tablet' the two of them haven't managed to nail down regular starting positions over the past two season; leading to their respective clubs Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur to let them go. Still both would be worth a punt at the highest level.

Left Midfield- Florent Malouda

A player who once cost Chelsea a reported £13 million is now available on a free. The 32 year old still has plenty of flair and creativity at his feet yet Chelsea have decided to over look him for a season and to go with younger members of the squad. A bargain for a team? If he is in the mood to play this lad can go places.

Right Midfield- David Bentley

The next David Beckham. Can you remember his defining days at Blackburn Rovers with Mark Hughes in charge. Tipped to go right to the top Bentley then went onto Tottenham where he has never really hit the mark for more than a single game. A bit of a let down, but under the right sort of management there is a talent there waiting to be reignited.

Central Midfielders- Yossi Benayoun, Denilson

A good mix here in the midfield. Benyaoun with his creative attacking bursts and Denilson with his industrious defensive work. These two would make a lovely pairing in the middle of anyone's team and the pair have been released by London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.

Strikers- Carlton Cole, Andrey Arshavin

A slight cheat here saying Arshavin can play upfront. The attacker can really though play anywhere in the final third and playing just of the big man would suit him well; and look who we have to partner him up front. Carlton Cole once upon a time a man in the England squad has been limited with appearances at West Ham this season and has decided its finally time for pastures new.

Bench (The ones who didn't quite make it): Lee Camp (Goalkeeper), Titus Bramble (Defender), Matthew Upson (Defender), Thomas Hitzlsperger (Midfielder), Jermaine Pennant (Winger), Franco Di Santo (Striker), DJ Campbell (Striker)