39 big-name players nearing the end of their deals in Europe’s major leagues
While everyone involved in football faces an uncertain future right now, that is especially true of those players whose contracts are soon to expire.
FIFA have at least confirmed players set to be out of contract this summer will be allowed to play until the end of their domestic campaigns, with the dates of the transfer window set to change.
We’ve rounded up the big-name players who, as things stand, will be available on a free transfer whenever 2019-20 does come to an end.
Willian – Chelsea
Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth
Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham
David Silva – Manchester City
Pedro – Chelsea
Adam Lallana – Liverpool
Olivier Giroud – Chelsea
Santi Cazorla – Villarreal
Hatem Ben Arfa – Real Valladolid
Ezequiel Garay – Valencia
Mikel San Jose – Athletic Bilbao
Nolito – Sevilla
Arda Turan – Barcelona
Santi Cazorla has said himself he is considering all his options after his remarkable resurgence at Villarreal, while Arda Turan is probably worth steering clear of after his recent escapades back on loan in Turkey from Barcelona.
Hatem Ben Arfa? Yes please.
Dries Mertens – Napoli
Jose Callejon – Napoli
Giacomo Bonaventura – Milan
Fabio Borini – Verona
Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus
Ashley Young – Inter
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Milan
Lucas Biglia – Milan
Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus
Dries Mertens was expected to sign a new deal at Napoli before football was postponed, but Inter still reportedly remain interested in the forward.
Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon, meanwhile, are both set to stay at Juventus for a little while longer yet.
José Callejón will leave a void on the right hand side. The Spaniard will return home. Valencia and Sevilla want him, but the former seem to have won the race. Werder Bremen’s Milot Rashica, a Kosovan with Albanian citizenship, is the lastest name to appear. (@CorSport)
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Mario Gotze – Borussia Dortmund
Charles Aranguiz – Bayer Leverkusen
Benjamin Stambouli – Schalke
Lukasz Piszczek – Borussia Dortmund
Salomon Kalou – Hertha Berlin
Nuri Sahin – Werder Bremen
Mario Gotze’s return to Borussia Dortmund has proven far less romantic than initially hoped, and he has recently been linked with Everton, West Ham and Milan.
The rest? Well, they’re all just a bit old.
Thomas Meunier – PSG
Edinson Cavani – PSG
Layvin Kurzawa – PSG
Thiago Silva – PSG
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – PSG
Nico Gaitan – Lille
Moussa Sylla – Monaco
Yaya Sanogo – Toulouse
Loic Remy – Lille
Yohan Cabaye – Saint-Etienne
Arsenal, just do the right thing and get Yaya Sanogo back where he belongs.