The hype mongers have been so busy over-blowing the prowess of Luke Shaw, Romelu Lukaku and Wilfried Bony this season that the Premier League’s big spenders could be excused for forgetting that there are other players to target this summer.
This trio may not have hogged the column inches after quiet campaigns, but have proven that they’re cut out to make an impact in the top flight and won’t carry the luxury price tags their more freely-discussed counterparts will command.
Hatem Ben Arfa
The French dribbling magician may be a volatile character, but his creativity and knack of scoring spectacular goals may come in handy for many in home games against bus-parking opposition.
A well-documented spat with Alan Pardew is likely to see Newcastle sell the former Marseille man and Liverpool – rated 11/2 to win next season’s title – have been linked of late.
He wouldn’t be tasked to defend with such frequency at Anfield and could attack with the vigour that saw him average 4.2 dribbles per game during a plaudit-laden 2012/13 campaign on Tyneside.
Injuries have blighted the second stint in the English top flight for the Spanish goalscoring sensation of 2012/13, but his removal from the limelight will have caused his price tag to wilt.
Any midfielder who can find the net 18 times on their maiden voyage through such notoriously tumultuous waters obviously has quality in abundance.
He only struck twice last time around and, at 28, he may be a little too old to land the Arsenal switch he was in line for last term, but a club like Everton, sure to lose leading goal-getter Lukaku, could benefit from his services.
Clearly unwanted at Chelsea, Nigerian attacker Moses will be sold to the highest bidder after an underwhelming tenure warming the Liverpool bench.
Still only 23, the former Crystal Palace forward has plenty to learn and demonstrated how his pace can devastate during the 2011/12 instalment of Wigan’s great escapes anthology.
He got six goals from a wide berth that season to earn a high profile switch to west London and will serve an upper mid-table outfit well when the music restarts.