Could MLS be new home for these released Premier League players?
Official announcements from various Premier League clubs have trickled out over the past few days of players being released at the end of their now-former contracts.
The whole of the Premier League has finally officially ridded itself of expiring contracts and begun to look elsewhere. MLS teams will do the same when the league's summer transfer window opens July 9.
Highlighting the list of players released, and making for good MLS transfer fodder, are the following:
Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea)
Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal), Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Thomas Hitzelsperger (Everton), Jermaine Pennant (Stoke City), David Bentley (Tottenham) and Zoltan Gera (West Brom)
Roque Santa Cruz (Man City), Simeon Jackson (Norwich City), Marc-Antoine Fortune (West Brom), Carlton Cole (West Ham) and Franco di Santo (Wigan Athletic)