Some of the biggest names in world football will be available to leave on free transfers this summer as their contracts with their current clubs expire in June. This means that they will be available to negotiate with other clubs in the ongoing January transfer window. Which will allow them to leave on a free in the summer transfer window, until and unless their current club is able to strike a new deal with them. From Mbappe to Dybala, we look at the five players who are available on a free transfer in summer.
#5 Alexandre Lacazette
According to @JamesOlley, Arsenal will look to resist offers for Lacazette, but he is free to talk to overseas clubs directly from Jan. 1, as he will have 6 months left on his contract. Lacazette's importance to Arsenal has been heightened as a result of the Aubameyang situation. pic.twitter.com/7YPUo0zxlS
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Alexandre Lacazette’s time at Arsenal could be over this summer with the Frenchman’s contract coming to an end in June. Lacazette signed under Arsene Wenger and has been at the club since 2017. The number 9 came to London with huge expectations after he tore the Ligue 1 apart with Lyon.
His future at the club remains unclear with several reports suggesting that he has rejected a renewal contract from Arsenal. When asked about his situation, gaffer Mikel Arteta replied that he doesn’t want to talk about Lacazette’s contract situation until the end of this season and that he is happy with the player’s current form.
#4 Ousmane Dembele
Another player who has failed to live up to the expectations and his price tag is Ousmane Dembele. The forward was signed from Dortmund in 2017 for a staggering price tag of 110m euros. Injuries certainly ruined his career at Barca which will now reportedly lead to him being sold this winter, this comes in regard to his contract expiring in the summer.
With Barca looking at a number of alternatives to replace the French international, Dembele might be on his way out as soon as this January.
#3 Paul Pogba
United have supposedly offered Paul Pogba a contract worth nearly £500k a week 😮 #mufcAdvertisement
This would make him the highest paid player in Premier League history… 💰 [Mail Sport] pic.twitter.com/5L2RLO6JTm
— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) January 9, 2022
Paul Pogba currently has a deal with Manchester United until 2022 summer after agreeing to a one-year extension which he signed last year. The midfielder’s transfer in 2016 made him the most expensive player in the world at that time. To say the least, it has been a roller coaster of a ride for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
Injuries and Inconsistent form have been the major reasons for the downfall of Pogba at the club. In a recent interview, he even admitted that it might be time for a new challenge somewhere else.
#2 Paulo Dybala
Since his arrival from Palermo in 2015, Paulo Dybala has been among one of Juventus’ marquee players but there have been speculations surrounding his future at the Old Lady. And while injuries have recently been a major hurdle for Paulo. He has been able to turn things around for him this season. It is likely that the Argentina international will sign a renewal contract with Juventus this season.
In a recent conversation with German tennis star Alexander Zverev, Paulo Dybala heavily hinted at his long-term future at the club when he said “If you come to Turin in the next five years you will find me”
#1 Kylian Mbappe
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The million-dollar question, will Kylian Mbappe be a PSG player after this season? This will without a doubt be one of the most interesting transfer sagas as Mbappe’s current contract expires this summer. It is no secret that Real Madrid love the player. They have been fishing for him since the previous season as they see him as their marquee player.
The player himself has expressed his desire to play for a prestigious club like Real Madrid and follow the footsteps of his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. But when asked about whether he will still be at PSG once his contract ends, he added: “I’m here, I’m still here, I’m here this season” as we look at the 5 players who are available on a free transfer this summer.