As the English Premier League closes its curtains on the 2016/17 season this Sunday, football clubs up and down the country will start scanning the market for the new additions that will make their teams stronger and more competitive next season.
But unlike the footballer transfer window which comes just twice a year, Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, hosts the transfers of cars owned by Premier League stars all year round, and we’ve shared the top 10 currently hidden amongst the c.470,000 cars currently advertised on the marketplace.
Auto Trader Cars Editor, Andy Pringle, said, “From the famously fast to the outlandishly flash, Auto Trader continues to be *the* place for the rich and famous to submit a transfer request for their car. But it’s also never been easier for UK buyers to get their hands on a model with true premier league pedigree. With reviews, finance and part-exchange now all available on the Auto Trader marketplace, there’s never been an easier way to net a winner.”
Danny Ings, Liverpool (view car here)
It’s the most expensive car on our Premier League star car list, registered the year Danny Ings joined Liverpool from Burnley. But if you happen to have a spare £167,990, you could net this Lamborghini Huracan with Nardo Grey wrap with an England International on the logbook.
Theo Walcott, Arsenal (view car here)
Known for his fast speed in the outside lanes at The Emirates, Theo Walcott once had a car to match in this Audi RS5. You can add his 2011 model to your arsenal for £27,995.
Jake Livermore, West Bromwich Albion (view car here)
Why not live a bit more? Jake Livermore’s Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S is for sale for £87,995. It’s brilliant for corners and you can even use Auto Trader’s part-exchange tool to submit a transfer request.
Gareth Barry, Everton (view car here)
Feel more like a captain than a vice-captain in Barry’s Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S. We wonder if he and Livermore went shopping together… It’s got less than 10,000 miles on the clock, and will set you back £92,995.
Angel Rangel, Swansea City (view car here)
There had to be a G-Class on the list somewhere, and this one was owned by Swansea right back Àngel Rangel. He must have read our expert review, which says thanks to its appeal to rappers and Premier League footballers, it’s the Mercedes that just can’t be killed off…
Steven Fletcher, Sunderland (view car here)
Scottish striker Steven Fletcher joined Sunderland the year this car was registered. It’s been given the full Onyx treatment, so if you wanted your Cayenne to look nothing like a Cayenne, it’s a dream come true. Fletcher now plays for Sheffield Wednesday, who will be joined by his former club in the Championship next season.
Michael Carrick, Manchester United (view car here)
Currently highlighted as a ‘Good Price’ based on similar vehicles according to Auto Trader’s Price Indicator, this Range Rover would have helped Michael Carrick Keepy uppy appearances during his time living in Cheshire whilst at Manchester United.
Darron Gibson, Sunderland (view car here)
After Sunderland were relegated this season, Darron Gibson might be wrangling with the thought of playing in the Championship next year. But you’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to earn a footballer’s salary to be able to have a footballer’s car. Gibson’s Kahn-ified Jeep Wrangler is available for just £19,999, with 19,000 miles on the clock and available on finance.
Glen Johnson, Stoke City (view car here)
There’s no need to jump on the defensive, not all the cars on this list are insanely expensive. Stoke City right-back, Glen Johnson’s Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS is available for £13,489 with the option to submit a part-exchange enquiry through this Auto Trader advert.
George Boateng, Ex Middlesbrough & Hull City (view car here)
We’ve truly saved the best to last. He’s not a footballer in action today, but ex-Ghanaian International George Boateng’s £50,000 Porsche Cayenne has everything we’d expect from a football star car. Big bold alloys, and a major modification provided by Tech Art and Magnum certainly promotes its premier comfort.