Football Top Free Agents 2022: 11 Best Free Agents Available For Free Next Year Including Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antonio Rudiger, Paulo Dybala- The winter transfer window opens in less than two months. It will be a crucial period as some of the biggest stars in football will enter the final 6 months of their contract. This will enable them to negotiate with other clubs and leave for a free transfer.
Players like Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antonio Rudiger, and Paulo Dybala are all on course to become free agents next summer. The out-of-contract players are able to manage enormous wages and signing-on fees, with clubs also facing possibly big salaries to the players’ agents for getting a deal done.
🚨PSG chief offers Neymar to Barcelona in last-ditch Kylian Mbappe effort.
Paris Saint-Germain are desperate to keep hold of Kylian Mbappe as his contract expires at the end of the season while Neymar could return to Barcelona despite the transfer of Lionel Messi.@DailyMirror
— PSGNewsINT (@PSGNewsINT) November 14, 2021
Football Top Free Agents 2022: 11 Best Free Agents Available For Free Next Year Including Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antonio Rudiger, Paulo Dybala-
Goalkeeper- Hugo Lloris
World Cup winner French captain Hugo Lloris is yet to negotiate a new deal at Spurs. He has been at the club for 9 years and will play under new coach Antonio Conte this season.
Lloris will be 35 in December. ESPN report that the former Lyon keeper is interested in a free-agent move to MLS at the end of his contract.
Other Goalkeepers in similar position include the likes of:
- Andre Onana (Ajax)
- Sergio Asenjo (Villareal)
- Sam Johnstone (West Brom)
- Thomas Strakosha (Lazio)
Right-Back- Cesar Azpilicueta
Now 32-years-old, Azpilicueta’s current deal expires at the end of this year, however the Chelsea board is planning to give the Spaniard a new deal, which will see him stay in London until 2024.
Barcelona is said to be very interested in the Spain international if he becomes available, with Xavi liking the player’s profile. If Barcelona’s get their hands on the Spaniard, it wouldn’t be bad business at all considering the form he has shown in the previous years. Italian clubs Juventus and Inter Milan are also attentive to the situation.
Barcelona are monitoring defender Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract situation as he moves into the final six months of his deal with Chelsea. [espn]
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) November 15, 2021
Other right sided full-back in similar position include the likes of:
- Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax)
- Juan Cuadrado (Juventus)
- Serge Aurier (Villareal)
- Callum Chambers (Arsenal)
Center-Back- Niklas Sule:
Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule is out of contact this summer, the German international doesn’t seem to in a hurry to decide his future just yet, according to sources Sule wants to wait until January and assess all his options, Niklas Sule is allowed to pen down a pre-contract agreement with any club in January.
Sule has quite a few admirers in the Premier League, with London clubs Tottenham and Chelsea being linked to the German. Juventus could also be an option for Sule, if Matthijs de Ligt departs in the summer.
Other Right Sided Center Backs in similar position include the likes of:
- Andreas Christenen (Chelsea)
- Jason Denayer (Lyon)
- Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach)
- James Tarkowski (Burnley)
Center-Back: Antonio Rudiger
Chelsea’s really need to sort their defense out, with contract of 5 key defenders expiring at the end of this season, Antonio Rudiger is another player who is a part of the 5 such players.
Real Madrid have been strongly linked to the Chelsea man, with Carlo Ancelotti a big admirer of the German, Real Madrid want a repeat of the David Alaba situation with him and tie him down in January on a pre-contract agreement. Rudiger is also in PSG’s and Bayern Munich’s wishlist are
No talks in last month between Antonio Rudiger’s camp & Chelsea over a new contract. Rudiger 100% committed, and wants to assess ALL options. New Chelsea deal still possible – but Rudiger can sign pre-contract in January. Real Madrid, Bayern & PSG interested. #Rudiger #CFC
— Dharmesh Sheth (@skysports_sheth) November 8, 2021
Other Left Sided Center Backs in similar position include the likes of:
- Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
- Alessio Romagnoli (AC Milan)
- Luiz Felipe (Lazio)
- Dan-Axel Zagadou (Borussia Dortmund)
With Real Madrid not willing to offer the Brazilian a new contract, Marcelo’s legendary Real Madrid career looks to be concluding. After arriving in the winter-transfer window of 2008 from Brazil as a teenager, the Real Madrid man has left his mark in Real Madrid’s history winning numerous honors and breaking many records.
Marcelo is keen on staying in Europe, but many sources claim Brazilian clubs are trying to persuade the Left-Back to return to his native country, a return to Fluminense could be a real possibility for Marcelo.
❌There is talk that Marcelo will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season.
— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) October 25, 2021
Other Left Sided Full Backs in similar position include the likes of:
- Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig)
- Reinildo Mandava (Lille)
- Aihen Muñoz (Real Sociedad)
- Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal)
Defensive Midfielder: Marcelo Brozovic
Croatia’s Marcelo Brozovic continues to be a very underrated player in the modern game, the Inter Milan midfielder’s contract expires at the end of this season, his contract talks with Inter have stalled with dispute over wages.
The Inter Milan has been linked to many of the Europe’s super clubs, including the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Juventus. Barcelona or Manchester United could be his destinations given their struggles in midfield.
Other defensive midfielders in similar position include the likes of:
- Dennis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach)
- Boubacar Kamara (Marseille)
- Alex Witsel (Borussia Dortmund)
- Fernandinho (Manchester City)
Central Midfielder: Paul Pogba
After singing for Manchester United in 2016 for a world record fee, Paul Pogba’s 6 year long stint in Manchester could finally come to end next summer. After suffering an injury with the French national team recently, Pogba will be out for the next 3 months, by the time he comes back, he could’ve already joined a new team by signing a pre-contract agreement with any club.
Paul Pogba’s most probable destination would be Madrid, where he could lineup along fellow French stars- Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema. Juventus and Paris Saint Germain are other viable options for the Frenchman.
🚨| It’s now or never decision for Paul Pogba. Real Madrid are attentive to his situation, the Pogba option is on the table. The departure of Zidane does not change anything because Pogba fits into Ancelotti’s plans. Benzema would like Mbappé and Pogba in Madrid with him. @marca
— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) November 13, 2021
Other Central Midfielders in similar position include the likes of:
- Frank Kessie (AC Milan)
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
- Remo Freuler (Atalanta)
- Sergi Roberto (Barcelona)
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Attacking Midfielder: Paulo Dybala
Even though many sources have reported that the Paulo Dybala is close to renewing his contract with the Old Lady, the final details have still not been sorted out. An agreement on Dybala’s wages is still yet to be found.
Dybala has been close to leaving Turin in past, due to a lack of gametime. He was keen on a move Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. Dybala has a lot of admirers in Spain and France.
Paulo’s current deal expires in June 2022. He always wanted to stay at Juventus.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2021
Other Attacking Midfielders in similar position include the likes of:
- Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
- Isco (Real Madrid)
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan (AS Roma)
- Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)
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Left-Winger: Kylian Mbappe
Valued at €160 million by Tranfermarkt, Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable football player on the planet. Kylian Mbappe’s PSG contract expires in 2022 and he is allowed to sign a pre-contract agreement with any club he wants in January. After his transfer to Real Madrid failed last summer, Kylian in an interview with Le’Equipe expressed his unhappiness stating that he even cried after the PSG bosses didn’t allow him to leave.
According to reports Madrid is the only destination where Kylian Mbappe wants to be and he wants to be the leader of Real Madrid’s new project.
— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) November 15, 2021
Other Left Wingers in similar position include the likes of:
- Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)
- Divock Origi (Liverpool)
- Dries Mertens (Napoli)
- Todd Cantwell (Norwich)
Right Winger: Ousmane Dembele
Barcelona’s £135.5million investment in French forward Ousmane Dembele has turned out to be absolutely horrible business for the Catalans, the former Borussia Dortmund player has had an injury ridden spell at the Camp Nou, being injured in about 50% of the matches over his time at the club. His current contract with Barcelona expires at the end of this season and he can start to talk with any club in January and also sign a pre-contract, although according to reports since Xavi’s arrival Barcelona have made some progress in contract talks with Dembele’s representatives.
The 24-year-old has attracted interest from Premier League sides, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri also appreciates the player.
Barcelona want to renew Ousmane Dembélé’s contract with the ‘Alemany Formula’. For every ‘X’ amount of games played, he would earn a definite amount. If he plays more, he’ll earn more. #FCB [SPORT] pic.twitter.com/jUyB5mkIhD
— Football Talk (@Football_TaIk) November 10, 2021
Other Right Wingers in similar position include the likes of:
- Angel di Maria (PSG)
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
- Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus)
- Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham)
Center-Forward: Luis Suarez
After signing for Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2020 in a controversial move from Barcelona, Luis Suarez’s 2-year contract is set to expire at the end of this season, however Diego Simione wants the club to renew his contract until they find a suitable replacement for the Uruguyan.
The former Barcelona has expressed his desire to play in the MLS in the past, David Beckam’s MLS side Inter Miami could very well be a viable option for Suarez if he decides to pursue a new challenge.
Other Center-Forwards in similar position include the likes of:
- Edinson Cavani (Manchester United)
- Alexander Lacazette (Arsenal)
- Sardar Azmoun (Zenit)
- Andrea Bellotti (Torino)
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