Sean Dyche has had a mixed season so far, with the highs of an emphatic home performance vs Liverpool, sandwiched by a thumping vs Chelsea and the embarrassment of a second-round English League Cup defeat vs League 2 side, Accrington Stanley who are languishing at 16th position in their league. That fixture laid bare the apparent lack of squad depth in Sen Dyche’s side, a weakness that could be addressed if the gaffer trawls the free transfer market. T4O saves him the trouble, with these brilliant picks.
The man-mountain of a defensive midfielder, would bolt some steel and depth into the Burnley midfield, and would be the perfect alternative to hard-man Dean Marney. The man-mountain from Mali, has a stellar reputation of being a big-match bully, having had priors of pocketing the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Deco, Ronaldinho Gaucho, in his prime, playing for Liverpool. Since playing for PSG and Juventus, he has bags of European experience and nous that’d come in handy. Always being the man to take on the responsibility in pressure cooker situations he’d sets the tempo of the match by the sheer velocity and emphasis of his tackles.
Capable of holding the reins of the midfield on his own, he’d be the perfect candidate to command a two-man midfield, alongside pass master Steven Defour.
The 26-year-old needs a fresh start, being a victim of an ill-fated move to QPR, cashing in the chance of a fat pay-cheque every week, when he had better options who came calling – namely Liverpool FC and Arsenal. Equally playing on either flank, he’s apparel speed and directness, and would easily replace George Boyd on the right wing. The Canadian would be jumping at the chance of a return to the English Premier League, where once he was considered one of the brightest prospects, plying his trade for Blackburn Rovers.
Capable of plays right across the back and a flurry of other positions, the 29-year-old is the most sought after names in the free transfer market. His uncanny ambidexterity, coupled with his unerring technical ability, would mean Sean Dyche would have the perfect foil for Michael Keane, with the Uruguayan being equally at ease playing the role of a sweeper or a stopper. What’s more, the 5-time back to back Serie A winner, who plays with like he has a knife between his teeth, would be able to provide cover for sheet anchor, Dean Marney, slotting in at defensive midfield, wth his ability to set the tempo of play with his ball at his feet.