An amazing Xl of players who will be available on free transfers this summer
While a lot of football clubs might be strapped for cash this summer, there are still plenty of bargains to be found in the transfer market.
The current financial uncertainty means that there is likely to be a greater focus on free transfers, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
We’ve compiled an XI of high-profile players who are out of contract at the end of the season, arranged in a 4-3-3 formation. Note: We’ve not included players like Dries Mertens, who are on the brink of signing a new deal.
GK: Claudio Bravo
Admittedly, this doesn’t get off to the best of starts.
Bravo was one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings at Manchester City, but the goalkeeper was replaced by Ederson following a series of errors.
The Chile international still has a pretty impressive CV and clubs could do a lot worse than Bravo.
RB: Thomas Meunier
Meunier has spent the last four years at PSG but has never managed to establish himself as the club’s first-choice right-back.
The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham, and he is confident he wouldn’t have any trouble finding a new club.
“A free, international player, who plays in the FIFA ranked world’s No.1 team and who is 28 years old, it cannot be a bad buy, even if I get gangrene and I have to cut off a leg!” Meunier told RTBF in April 2020.
CB: Thiago Silva
The centre-back joined PSG in 2012 and has been an excellent servant for the French side, winning seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles.
Despite making 30 appearances in all competitions in 2019-20, Silva won’t be given a new contract, according to the PSG sporting director Leonardo.