Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

The best players up for grabs on a Bosman free transfer - from Michael Owen to van Nistelrooy

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Michael Owen of Manchester United in action during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 3rd round match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 9, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Bosman Ruling tends to be viewed in a negative light in which all the power is handed to the players and football clubs can be held to ransom.

But on the flip side, it means new players can be purchased for the sum total of absolutely nothing. And that will be the case this summer as contracts come to an end.

We've rounded up the best players in the Premier League and across the continent that will be available on a free transfer this summer.

>> Click on More Pictures to launch our guide.

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