Stars from PSG, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are among the most valuable players who are out of contract at the end of the season.
The top clubs around Europe will already be planning ahead to the next summer transfer window and there are plenty of top players who will be available on a free transfer.
Using figures from Transfermarkt, we have found the 10 most valuable stars from across Europe who are out of contract in the summer.
10. Lloyd Kelly – £13.76million
Bournemouth have tried their best to tie Kelly down to a new contract, but it does seem more than likely that the 25-year-old will be moving on.
Fabrizio Romano has confirmed there is ‘concrete’ interest in Kelly from the likes of AC Milan, Juventus and Stuttgart. Tottenham could also resurface their interest in the defender after trying to land him in the previous summer window.
=7. Rafa Silva – £15.48million
Having spent the last seven and a half years with Benfica, Rafa looks set for a fresh challenge in the summer. The Portuguese forward snubbed a lucrative offer from Qatari side Al-Sadd last summer and it remains to be seen if they will resurface their interest.
Across 302 appearances for the club, Rafa has chipped in with 156 goal contributions and he’s likely to be highly sought after in the summer.
=7. Wilfred Ndidi – £15.48million
The Nigerian holding midfielder may no longer be at the peak of his powers, but he will surely drum up plenty of interest in the summer.
Following Leicester City’s relegation to the Championship, Ndidi stuck it out with the Foxes. Leicester are on track to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, but Ndidi may fancy a fresh challenge elsewhere.
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=7. Josh Brownhill – £15.48million
Brownhill has been attracting interest from fellow Premier League clubs with the likes of Crystal Palace, Wolves and West Ham interested according to TEAMtalk.
The good news for Burnley fans is that they have the option to extend his deal by an extra year which they will surely trigger in the coming weeks.
6. Daichi Kamada – £17.2million
Lazio won’t be sweating over Kamada’s contract situation as they do have the option to extend it by a further year. The Japanese attacking midfielder has chipped in with two goal contributions this season and it remains to be seen if Lazio will extend his deal.
5. Guido Rodriguez – £20.63million
After spending the last four years with Real Betis, Rodriguez has a big decision to make on his future. The Spanish club are keen to keep him around, but he is yet to pen a contract extension.
Manchester United and Barcelona have each been linked with the 29-year-old holding midfielder, although Real Betis won’t let him leave without a fight.
“I have always said that there are two parts. The one we can influence is doing everything so that Guido can continue at Betis,” sporting director Ramon Planes told Marca.
“He did it in the summer, which has a lot of merit in rejecting the offers that were made for him. It would have been easy to accept them and we didn’t do it, we continue to give him that affection and that interest, those (contract) negotiations are still in force.”
4. Mario Hermoso – £21.49million
The 28-year-old defender has been a regular starter for Atletico Madrid this season, but he is yet to make a decision on his future with his contract up in the summer.
“I have been answering this for months, it is true that the decision-making will be when it is time, now it is much more important that the team continues this dynamic and I live in all the competitions,” Hermoso told Marca in December.
“It is my fifth season here, Atletico means a lot. For me, it is a long time learning with Cholo, I am a better player and I take that into account, but the decision has not been made.”
3. Piotr Zielinski – £25.79million
Despite Napoli’s best efforts to tie Zielinski down to a fresh deal, it seems as if the Polish midfielder will be departing upon his contract expiring.
Reports from Italy have suggested that Zielinski is ready to accept Inter Milan’s proposal ahead of a free transfer in the summer.
2. Adrien Rabiot – £34.38million
Juventus found themselves in this same situation last year, but Rabiot eventually penned a one-year extension. Fast forward to January 2024 and the French midfielder is once again weighing up his options.
Both Liverpool and Manchester United have been keeping tabs on the 28-year-old in recent months and it remains to be seen if he will extend his deal in Italy.
1. Kylian Mbappe – £154.71million
Undoubtedly, the biggest name on this list. Someone is about to land the bargain of the century if they are able to land Mbappe on a free transfer.
Of course, Mbappe was in a very similar situation back in 2022 and after being tipped to leave PSG on a free transfer he instead signed a new deal with the club.
History could repeat itself again, but surely it’s time for Mbappe to venture outside of Ligue 1? There’s no doubt the 25-year-old feels like a Galactico in the making.
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