Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic may very well be on his means again to the Premier League.
You thought you had seen the final of the nonsense Serbian defender, who was equally efficient at right-back and centre-back throughout his days at Stamford Bridge, however he may be coming again at 36 years previous.
In three and a half seasons he’s now gained two league titles and this yr’s Russian Cup – which noticed him drop and smash the trophy!
He was, although, launched and is now on the lookout for a brand new membership with Everton seemingly an celebration as Carlo Ancelotti seems so as to add some expertise to a backline which had gifted 18-year-old Jarrad Branthwaite in it for the ultimate couple of video games of this marketing campaign.
In the meantime, Yaya Toure has additionally made a comeback this week and is coaching with Leyton Orient.
A Premier League legend, it might definitely be intriguing to see him again within the English recreation and there are numerous others across the globe you may be shocked to study are nonetheless taking part in too.
Right here at talkSPORT.com have rounded up some acquainted faces you won’t realise are nonetheless doing the enterprise.
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Robinho (Istanbul Basaksehir)
As soon as dubbed the following Brazilian famous person, former Actual Madrid and Manchester City striker Robinho left Atletico Mineiro in 2017 for Turkish Tremendous Lig aspect Sivasspor.
After a profitable season there, he’s now Tremendous LIg champion at Istanbul Basaksehir.
At 36, he has solely made three begins and made 12 appearances off the substitutes bench, scoring no targets and including no assistst.
Robinho isn’t the one ex-PL stars within the Turkish champions’ aspect. Gael Clichy (35), Martin Skrtel (35), Demba Ba (35), and Gokhan Inler (36) have been additionally a part of the title successful workforce.
Roque Santa Cruz (Olimpia)
The ex-Manchester City and Blackburn frontman returned to his boyhood membership Olimpia in 2016 and steered them to the the Paraguayan title.
The 38-year-old, who broke onto the scene as a teenager at Bayern Munich, has over 200 targets in a profession lasting greater than 20 years.
He’s now been again in his homeland and reveals no signal of slowing down.
Final season he hit 26 targets in 32 matches, whereas this season, which restarted on the weekend, he’s bought seven in seven.
The Brazilian, who moved to Man City in 2008 and scored only one league purpose for the membership, is barely 33.
After having fun with maybe essentially the most profitable type of his profession proper now, with 30 targets in 65 appearances for Japanese aspect Nagoya Grampus he’s now returned to Brazil.
A deal was finished at the beginning of July and he’ll now have a 3rd stint in Sao Paulo.
Nani (Orlando City)
Undoubtedly a Premier League legend after successful every little thing with Man United, Nani loved a profitable time with Sporting after returning to his boyhood membership in 2018.
He left for Orlando City final February the place he has scored 12 targets in 30 MLS appearances, and he’s now their captain.
Maynor Figueroa (Houston Dynamo)
The Honduran legend has grow to be a Main League Soccer favorite in recent times.
He’s now starring for Houston Dynamo after profitable stints at Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas.
Figueroa scored one of many biggest targets in Premier League historical past at Wigan with a rapidly taken free-kick from his personal half in opposition to Stoke City.
Reto Ziegler (FC Dallas)
The Swiss star has definitely had an intriguing profession, from a starlet with Tottenham to a weird ‘stint’ at Juventus the place he went out on 4 mortgage spells, having beforehand starred for Sampdoria.
He’s now captain of the MLS membership on the age of 34 and performs at centre-back – a far cry from his days at left wing with Spurs.
Emiliano Insua (LA Galaxy)
A former Argentina worldwide, Insua hung out with Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, and Stuttgart after leaving his homeland.
He was a member of the Reds workforce in 2008/09 which challenged for the Premier League title, however he solely had one full season as a starter at left-back – the next marketing campaign which noticed them end seventh.
This summer season he left Germany and is now, at 31, in Los Angeles.
Salomon Kalou (Botagfogo)
After a six-year spell with Hertha Berlin, the Champions League-winning ahead has now headed off to Brazil.
A dependable servant for Chelsea, Kalou netted greater than 50 targets for Hertha however had a turbulent finish to his profession in German after he posted a Fb Stay video in Might in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kalou greeted gamers and coaches, who didn’t know they have been being broadcast, with a handshake, and disregarded social distancing rules. He additionally filmed personal conversations in regards to the Hertha professionals’ wage cuts.
Maxi Rodriguez (Newell’s Previous Boys)
The Argentine winger netted 15 targets in 57 video games for Liverpool and he’s now plying his commerce with boyhood membership Newell’s Previous Boys for the third time in his profession.
He was having a good season too, with six targets and help earlier than the coronavirus pandemic hit.