David Luiz, Walcott and every player on the Premier League released list 2020/21

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • Updated: 5 Jun 2021 08:58 BST
  • 4 min read
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David Luiz, Theo Walcott and Danny Rose are among the players to have found themselves released by Premier League clubs over recent days.

With Covid-19 crunching the finances of clubs, cost-cutting measures are in place all over England’s top flight and one of the easiest ways of doing this is to cut the wage bill.

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The transfer market, however, is likely to be deflated over the course of the summer, meaning that teams cannot rely on offloading lots of players by selling them.

As such, it is star names at the end of their contracts who have become vulnerable to departing. Players who might have been seen as a worthwhile gamble in a more buoyant market, in which they would have a higher sell-on value, are those liable to being cut.

Here is a complete list of the players who will not have their contracts renewed for the start of the season. Those with a * beside their name are strongly expected to be released, but this has not been confirmed by their clubs.

Who have Arsenal released?

David Luiz

Joseph Olowu

Who have Aston Villa released?

Lewis Brunt

Bradley Burton

Jack Clark

Ahmed Elmohamady

Charlie Farr

Ben Guy

Tom Heaton

Callum Rowe

Harrison Sohna

Michael Tait

Neil Taylor

Jake Walker

Who have Brentford released?


Who have Brighton released?

Danny Cashman

Andrew Crofts

Peter Gwargis

Jose Izquierdo

Kipras Kazukolovas

Roco Rees

Stefan Vukoje

Who have Burney released?

Connor Barrett

Robbie Brady

Jordan Cropper

Ismaila Diallo

Marcel Elva-Fountaine

Mace Goodridge

Arman Taranis

Who have Chelsea released?

Jamal Blackman

Isaiah Brown

Willy Caballero

Declan Frith

Danilo Pantic

Marco van Ginkel

Jack Wakely

Who have Crystal Palace released?

Brando Aveiro

Lewis Bryon

Gary Cahill

Nathaniel Clyne

Scott Dann

Kian Flanagan

Kevin Gonzalez

Harlem Hale

Stephen Henderson

Wayne Hennessey

Lewis Hobbs

Rohan Luthra

Alfie Matthews

James McCarthy

Jacob Russell

Jude Russell

Mamadou Sakho

Andros Townsend

Patrick van Aanholt

Joel Ward

Connor Wickham

Samuel Woods

Who have Everton released?

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Dennis Adeniran

Muhamed Besic

Yannich Bolasie

Bobby Carroll

Callum Connolly

Nicolas Hansen

Josh King

Con Ouzounidis

Matthew Pennington

Theo Walcott (signed for Southampton)

Who have Leeds released?

Gaetano Berardi

Ouasim Bouy

Barry Douglas

Cole Gibbon

Niklas Haugland

Pablo Hernandez

Eunan O’Kane

Matthew Turner

Who have Leicester released?

Azeem Abdulai

Dempset Arlott-John

Oliver Bosworth

Christian Fuchs

Matty James

Darnell Johnson

Wes Morgan

Layton Ndukwu

Darragh O'Connor

Who have Liverpool released?

Liam Coyle

Joseph Hardy

Abdulrahman Sharif

Jack Walls

Gini Wijnaldum

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Who have Man City released?

Sergio Aguero (signed for Barcelona)

Garcia Bernabe

Eric Garcia (signed for Barcelona)

Daniel Grimshaw


Louie Moulden

Felix Nmecha

Who have Man Utd released?

Jacob Carney

Joel Pereira

Mark Helm

Arnau Puigmal

Sergio Romero

Max Taylor

Aliou Traore

Who have Newcastle released?

Owen Bailey

Andy Carroll

Ludwig Francillette

Lucas Gamblin

Florent Indalecio

George Rounsfell

Henri Saivet

Kyle Scott

Christian Twasam

Oliver Walters

Who have Norwich released?

Mario Vrancic

Alex Tettery

Jordan Thomas

Who have Southampton released?

David Agbontohoma

Ryan Bertrand

Lucas Defise

Jake Hesketh

Pascal Kpohomouh

Kinglsey Latham

Kameron Ledwidge

James Morris

Thomas O'Connor

Tommy Scott

Joshua Sims

Who have Tottenham released?

Keenan Ferguson

Paulo Gazzaniga

George Marsh

Rodel Richards

Jack Roles

Danny Rose

Aaron Skinner

Kazaiah Sterling

Shilow Tracey

Who have Watford released?

Achraf Laazar

Carlos Sanchez

Jerome Sinclair

Mamadou M’Baye

Who have West Ham released?

Sean Adarkwa

Olatunji Akinola

Fabian Balbuena

Samuel Caige

Daniel Jinadu

Alfie Lewis

Joshua Okotcha

Who have Wolves released?

Sadou Diallo

Cyriaque Mayounga-Ngolou

John Ruddy

Nathaniel Wan