The time has arrived for many legends to bid adieu to the beautiful game of football. It was Van Persie and Xavi last season and we have Vincent Kompany this year to step out. These players through their contributions helped their teams to achieve success in major competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and their respective leagues. Lets take a look at some club legends who could still play at your club. Please keep this in mind, players are currently in their prime.
Xavi – Barcelona (CM)
Well this was a no brainer. The current Barcelona midfield is awful despite having more experience than any other player on the team. Xavi would perfectly fit in the team set by Ronald Koeman and within a year, the team could challenge for the La Liga and hopefully the Champions League.
Raul – Real Madrid (RW/CF)
The former Los Blancos icon could really help the team alongside Benzema and Hazard to form a lethal trio. Under another former legend Zidane, the team would be the epitome of deadly attacking football.
Zinedine Zidane – Juventus (CAM/CM)
The current Real Madrid manager would easily fit in the squad and replace the likes of Khedira and Ramsey. Despite leaving for Real Madrid in 2001 for a record fee of €78 million, Zidane is considered as an icon for the city of Turin.
Franz Beckenbauer – Bayern Munchen (CB)
Perhaps the greatest player in the history of the Bavarian giants, Beckenbauer would overthrow the likes of Boateng and Alaba. He could also help the team achieve the historic treble next season. The Bayern Munich defender has been regarded as the most dangerous defender in the history of the sport.
David Beckham – Manchester United (RW/RM)
The academy graduate of the Red Devils would easily start ahead of Lingard and James. Beckham had a wonderful season and would certainly inspire the team win the Premier League next season. The Treble winning player has certainly gone down as one of the most dangerous wide forwards of the century.
Steven Gerrard – Liverpool (CM)
The former Champions League winner would almost certainly replace Wijnaldum in the midfield role. Despite not winning the Premier League for Liverpool, Gerrard would certainly help the team to push for retaining the title next season.
John Terry – Chelsea (CB)
The former Champions League and Premier League would easily replace Zouma and Rudiger from the starting 11 and would certainly help the team in challenging for the Premier League next season. Terry has already established himself as a legendary defender and will go down in the history books as a world champion.
Tony Adams – Arsenal (CB)
The one club man would almost single-handedly replace the likes of David Luiz and Mustafi. He would also help the Gunners to qualify for the Champions League next season. Adams was also considered as a very dangerous defender in his prime.
Vincent Kompany – Manchester City (CB)
The former Premier League winner would replace Stones and Otamendi from the starting 11. He could also help the team mount a challenge for the Premier League title next season. Kompany has shaped his legacy as one of the most lethal defenders on the planet.
Javier Zanetti – Inter Milan (RB)
The former Champions League winner would easily replace Ambrosio from the lineup. He would really help the team to mount a challenge for the Scudetto next season. Zanetti has established himself as one of the most brutal full backs of the century.
Andriy Shevchenko – AC Milan (CF)
The Ukranian striker would certainly help the team get back to where they were. He would almost certainly help the team qualify for the Champions League next season. Even though he wasn't the same after he left Milan, Shevchenko was one of the most dangerous forwards in his time.