Mesut Ozil, Danny Drinkwater, Gedson Fernandes, Phil Jones and Harry Wilson lead the £237MILLION list of stars left out ENTIRELY by their clubs as European squads are announced
- Mesut Ozil, Danny Rose and Phil Jones will not feature in Europe this season
- A number of big-name players have been exiled by the respective teams
- Up to £237million’s worth of talent will now be left at home in the coming months
- Man City and Leicester were the only sides not to make any notable omissions
The Premier League clubs featuring in UEFA’s two European competitions this season have announced their squads – and it has spelled the death for a number of big-money stars.
Mesut Ozil, Danny Drinkwater and Danny Rose are among the list of names that has been completely omitted from clubs teams for this season, with a total figure of £237million of talent being left in the stands.
While there were no big-name omissions from either Manchester City or Leicester, the likes of Sokratis, William Saliba and Phil Jones failed to make the teams.
Mesut Ozil and Danny Rose are completely left out after European squads were announced
Jurgen Klopp decided not to include the £15million-rated Harry Wilson in his European plans
£237MILLION WORTH OF TALENT?
Arsenal: £42.5m Ozil, £17.7m Sokratis, £27m Saliba
Chelsea: £9m Moses, £35m Drinkwater
Manchester United: Romero, £17m Jones, £16m Rojo
Liverpool: £15.75m Wilson
Tottenham: £56m Fernandes, Gazzaniga, £1m Rose
The most notable omissions at Chelsea come in the form of Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater, who will now struggle to see any game time unless they complete moves away before the domestic transfer window closes next week.
At Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to leave out Jones, Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo, having announced the 23-man squad for their upcoming Champions League campaign.
Romero has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford with the MLS proving to be a potential destination after he saw a switch to Everton fall through.
While it comes as no surprise that Rose has not been selected by Jose Mourinho considering the England left back has not been given a squad number by Tottenham.
Mourinho has also found no room to include Spurs loanee Gedson Fernandes in his European plans and now looks set to return to Benfica once his 18-month loan spell comes to an end at White Hart Lane.
Paulo Gazzaniga is the other Spurs casualty not to make the squad after he has been surplus to requirements following the arrival of Joe Hart, who conveniently fits the homegrown quota.
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