The Premier League season is well underway and the transfer window doesn’t reopen until January, but clubs can still bolster their squads if they have room.
Brighton’s rivals Wolves and Newcastle have both dipped into the free agent market in recent weeks as former Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 34, joined Wolves until the end of the season and Eddie Howe’s Magpies have added former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius on a short-term deal. last month.
Both players offered a short-term solution for their new clubs as Wolves struggled with injuries to Raúl Jiménez and Newcastle needed regular replacement Nick Pope after Karl Darlow suffered a club injury. coaching.
There are still six players released by Premier League clubs still on the free agent market. Michel Hector, Fabricio Agosto – both from Fulham – are still without a club, as is the former Premier League-winning midfielder Danny Drinkwaterwho was last spotted at Chelsea following his £35m move.
Former England, Chelsea and Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill remains without a club after leaving Bournemouth following their promotion and Man City Thomas Agyepong.
The sixth player still looking for a job is the former Brighton and Hove Albion left-side player Gaetan Bong.
The 34-year-old Cameroon international joined Brighton in 2015 from Wigan and made 91 appearances for the Seagulls, before signing for Nottingham Forest in 2020. Bong was released from the City Ground in 2022 and remains without a club.