Summer transfer window is on the horizon and we can expect some of Europe’s top clubs to make moves to reinforce their side. However, the growing trend amid this pandemic is low-cost signings and loan moves, which we had witnessed in the January window. There is a myriad of superstars, whose contracts are about to expire at the end of this season and you will be surprised to see some of the names featured. Here is the best x1 of soon-to-become free agents.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)
Donnarumma has been a mainstay for Milan after becoming their No.1 goalkeeper. Last summer, he was linked with a move to Chelsea, who were pondering over a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Despite playing more than 200 games and not slumping in any of the seasons, Milan’s contract talks with the Italian shot-stopper has been stalled as of now. However, there is more optimism that Rossoneri would tie him to a new deal soon as they are currently topping the Serie A table.
Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich)
Boateng’s time at Bayern Munich could also come to an end this summer, with his contract expiring. The German defender has been linked with a move to Chelsea of late as new manager Thomas Tuchel eyes a free transfer this summer.
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Will Sergio Ramos continue at Real Madrid? It has been the topic highly debated around the Spanish capital for a while as Los Blancos are still struggling to find a new deal in place for the Spaniard. Recent reports revealed that Ramos hasn’t held any talks with Manchester United over a potential move, which leaves PSG as the potential destination.
David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
One of the largely whispered names among Europe’s top clubs over the past few months has been Bayern Munich’s David Alaba. Although reports claim that he has agreed over a free transfer to Real Madrid, there is no official confirmation yet.
Fernandinho (Man City)
The high-octane midfielder of Manchester City could bid adieu to the Premier League soon, with his contract expiring this summer. Influential behind City’s domestic success over the past few seasons, Fernandinho was as reliable as any other could be for Pep Guardiola but the scenario could change soon as the Brazilian is 35 now. Many of South American clubs are largely interested in recruiting him.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
Wijnaldum turned out to be a top target for Barcelona last summer as well as in the winter transfer window with his compatriot Ronald Koeman at the helm. The Dutch midfielder is said to have rejected a new offer from Liverpool as he looks interested in new pastures next season.
Memphis Depay (Lyon)
Depay is another name alongside Wijnaldum Koeman wanted to bring to the Nou Camp. The Lyon forward was close to sealing a switch to the Nou Camp on the deadline day but the move couldn’t see its light. Depay also regretted it later and insisted that he would try hard to be successful next time around. PSG are also in contention to sign him.
Julian Draxler (PSG)
Draxler couldn’t have scripted a better downfall story at PSG despite joining them with high expectations. Now the out of favour German star is running out of contract and has insisted that he will announce his new club in March.
Angel Di Maria (PSG)
Di Maria has excelled at PSG at every possible level, thus making everyone forget the tough times he had at Manchester United. The 32-year-old has a contract that will run out this summer but with Pochettino around, there is a big chance he can survive beyond this season.
Sergio Aguero ( Man City)
Sergio Aguero is yet to return from his injury and his services haven’t been missed a lot by Manchester City, who currently top the Premier League table this season. While the Citizens are willing to offer the Argentine a contract for another year, there have been reports of late that he is open to a transfer to Barcelona.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Last but not least is Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, whose future has been discussed the most than any others, starting from the burofax drama in the summer. PSG are increasingly confident of signing him this summer, with many of their players making claims blatantly about the Argentine joining them. However, Barca’s presidential candidate Joan Laporta remains confident that he can convince Messi to renew his deal.