The best Bosman free transfers of 2014: The men your club should sign
Jeremy Menez (Paris Saint-Germain)
Linked with: Liverpool, Juventus
One of the greatest bad boys, Menez has a taste for the ridiculous, both on and off the pitch. The French winger hasn’t had the happiest season at PSG, and is very much below Lucas Moura, Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi in the Parisian pecking order. At the end of March, Menez confirmed his intention to leave the French champions. Liverpool have been long-term admirers of the former Roma man and have once again been heavily linked – as have Juventus, who were reported by the Swiss media to have completed a deal last month. As long as that remains unconfirmed, Brendan Rodgers is likely to be keeping tabs on the fiery wide-man.
Diego (Atletico Madrid)
Linked with: Tottenham Hotspur
One of football’s greatest mercenaries, few players outside the elite clubs in Europe are paid more than Diego, which probably explains why his former club Wolfsburg felt it necessary to use him even if he was sulking. The cause for Diego’s strop was his desire to play Champions League football, so on deadline day this January he re-joined Atletico Madrid, where he had previously spent the 2011/12 season on loan. His deal with the Spanish side runs to the end of the season and at the moment there appear to be no plans for renewal. His contract demands will be hefty and his fitness isn’t great but there are few better technicians around, Diego is a magician with the ball at his feet. The Brazilian has long been linked with Tottenham, although we’d quite like to see the look on Daniel Levy’s face when he heard the playmaker’s contractual demands…