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These players may become free agents in 2022 by obembet(f): 6:37pm On Dec 27, 2021
The winter transfer window opens in just under two weeks, and some of the biggest stars in football will enter the final six months of their contracts, enabling them to agree to terms with clubs outside their own leagues starting on Jan. 1.

Players like Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe Luis Suarez Gareth Bale Ousmane Dembele Paulo Dybala Isco Divock Origi Lorenzo Insigne Antonio Rudiger Angel Di Maria Franck Kessie with the likes of Jesse Lingard, Angel Di Maria, Luis Suarez and Alexandre Lacazette also able to negotiate as a free agent in the months ahead.

There is no such thing as a "free transfer" in football nowadays, with out-of-contract players able to command huge wages and signing-on fees, with clubs also facing potentially big payments to the players' representatives for getting a deal done.

But for those clubs prepared to scour the market for free agents and spend nothing on transfer fees, there are a number of top players available in every position who could be signed on a free next summer.

Here is the best free XI of those stars whose contracts expire in June 2022 in a 4-1-2-3 formation.



GK: Hugo Lloris, Tottenham

World Cup-winning France captain Lloris has yet to negotiate a new deal at Spurs after nine years at the club, but his future could become clearer following Antonio Conte's arrival as coach earlier this month. Lloris will be 35 in December, and sources have told ESPN that the former Lyon keeper is interested in a free-agent move to MLS at the end of his contract. With his experience and reputation, however, he will not be short of offers.

Ajax No. 1 Andre Onana, whose nine-month doping violation ban ended on Nov. 4, is another keeper on course to be a free agent next summer and could sign for Inter Milan, with Villarreal's Sergio Asenjo also nearing the end of his existing contract.

RB: Noussair Mazraoui, Ajax

Arsenal and Leeds United are both monitoring Mazraoui's situation at Ajax, with the Morocco right-back able to negotiate a move to a non-Dutch club in January.

The 23-year-old, who has been with Ajax since the age of 8, has made an impressive start to this season, scoring four goals and registering three assists from his defensive position for Erik ten Hag's team. Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta offers a more experienced free-agent option at right-back, while Serge Aurier's one-year deal at Villarreal runs out next June.

CB: Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea

The Germany international is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Having fallen out of favour under former manager Frank Lampard, the 28-year-old has reestablished himself at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel and was a key figure in the club's Champions League win last season. But he has yet to commit to a new deal, and big clubs are already lining up to try to negotiate a free transfer move.

CB: Niklas Sule, Bayern Munich

Bayern's interest in Rudiger is partly influenced by uncertainty of the future of Germany international Sule, who has rejected the club's attempts to extend his contract beyond next summer. At 26, Sule would be highly valued as a free agent due to his ability to play at the top level throughout a potential four- or five-year contract.

Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Jason Denayer (Lyon) and Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach) are also entering the final six months of their contracts.

LB: Marcelo, Real Madrid

At 33, Marcelo could leave Real Madrid after 15 years at the Santiago Bernabeu when his contract expires next June. The Brazil international's age will deter some clubs, and his wages are unlikely to be cheap, but he is undoubtedly still one of the world's top left-backs.

Lille's Reinildo Mandava, RB Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg and Real Sociedad's Aihen Munoz are all younger and lower-salary alternatives potentially hitting free agency in the summer.

DM: Marcelo Brozovic, Inter Milan

Sources have told ESPN that Manchester United have made signing a defensive midfielder a priority next summer, and the good news for the Old Trafford scouts is that there is plenty of potential value in the market.

Inter midfielder Brozovic arguably tops the list of free agents, with the Croatia international already being linked with a move to Spurs to work with former boss Conte. Marseille's Boubacar Kamara, Monchengladbach's Denis Zakaria and Borussia Dortmund's Axel Witsel are also likely to be free agents next summer.

CM: Paul Pogba, Manchester Unite

Sources told ESPN last month that United have accepted that Pogba will run down his contract and become a free agent next summer. United also have no intention of letting the 28-year-old leave in January.

A thigh injury sustained while on international duty with France this week could force Pogba to miss up to two months, so by the time he's fit to return, he could be able to negotiate a free summer switch to a non-English team.

Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG all have a long-term interest, but if he becomes a free agent next summer, an English team could yet make a move to keep Pogba in the Premier League.

CM: Franck Kessie, AC Milan

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have both been heavily linked with AC Milan midfielder Kessie who, approaching his 25th birthday next month, is likely to offer excellent long-term value as a free agent next summer.

The Ivory Coast international has rejected Milan's attempts to secure him to a new contract at San Siro, and it could be a case of a club offering a fee for Kessie in January in order to tempt the Milan hierarchy prior to the summer window. But if he holds firm and runs down his contract, Kessie will be one of the most in-demand free agents after the season ends.

FW: Paulo Dybala, Juventus

Although it has been reported throughout the season that Dybala is close to agreeing to a new contract at Juventus, the Argentina international has still not put pen to paper. As it stands, the 27-year-old will be able to agree to a free summer move to a non-Italian club from January onward, and it's a risk that Juve have so far been unable to counter.

Dybala came close to joining Tottenham in 2020, and there will be Premier League interest alongside potential options in France and Spain for the forward given his scoring prowess.

FW: Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain

PSG forward Mbappe attempted to force a move to Real Madrid during the final days of the summer transfer window, but a deal could not be done and he's now expected to run down his contract in Paris. Although a move to Real seems the most likely outcome for the France international, PSG are determined to negotiate a new deal with the 22-year-old.

Real Madrid also face competition from the Premier League, with Liverpool and Manchester City both long-term admirers and potential rivals should Mbappe hit free agency.

FW: Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona

Dembele, 24, has endured an injury-hit career at Barcelona since making a €105m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, making just 119 appearances in all competitions over four years at Camp Nou. In spite of his fitness issues, Dembele is young enough to retain the interest of leading clubs across Europe, and he could be an interesting gamble for a top team next summer.

Source: https://twitter.com/goal/status/1475473537632718855?t=TfEqjnHB4EUWnMwgTnDx0A&s=19

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by Nobody: 6:43pm On Dec 27, 2021
We are united, we are winning tonight.

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by Mizwalterz(f): 6:55pm On Dec 27, 2021
cr7 to miss a penalty

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by DownChelsea(f): 7:20pm On Dec 27, 2021
Mizwalterz:
cr7 to miss a penalty
Still to score a hat trick

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by obembet(f): 7:59am On Dec 28, 2021
paulolee:

sir/ma....am still waiting for ur indpeth analysis about yesterday Newcastle vs united game..
messi dts topping the league draw lorient n u created a thread calling him useless again for going blank bt u see no problem wit united at 7th with 8 points below making top4 drawing against a bottom Newcastle wey all teams don beat dis season...
make i no even talk about cr7 case bcoz e ghosted as usual, maybe e still de vex say mbappe bin rob am from his usual Dubai d or award just yesterday...

We are visitors and we get fair results. U can't expect a team to be wining all the match. U can't even win all the match, u will some, u draw and u lose, that's football.

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by paulolee(m): 8:26am On Dec 28, 2021
the likes of dembele, mbappe, rudiga, dybala, insigne n kessie may be convinced to stay with am improved deal, dembele av already accepted n na paper works remain..
am surprised seeing one of ur topic dt do not concern messi...shey na bcox united draw n ur cr7 shot blanks or na bcoz mbappe win dubai d or ahead of cr7 yesterday?

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by paulolee(m): 8:26am On Dec 28, 2021
Yinkakolawole:
We are united, we are winning tonight.
awon winers chapel

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by paulolee(m): 8:27am On Dec 28, 2021
Mizwalterz:
cr7 to miss a penalty
person wey lost against small Newcastle....if na messi play draw with loreient or brest, dt obembet go don flood sports sections with how bad messi is n how leo caused PSG to stop winning games..
yesterday united were woeful...maximin gat more shots on target (4) against the whole of united team.
the same tewm dt cr7 played 90 mins bt was useless like the letter "k" in knife..
but jus see dt obembet above me saying dey draw d game bcox its an away game n dey cnt win all games, d same person dt do criticize PSG for dropping points saying its bcoz of messi played, same PSG DTS topping d league o... i don tire for dt obeembet

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by paulolee(m): 8:29am On Dec 28, 2021
obembet:
Lalasticlala
sir/ma....am still waiting for ur indpeth analysis about yesterday Newcastle vs united game..
messi dts topping the league draw lorient n u created a thread calling him useless for not scoring bt u see no problem wit united at 7th with 8 points behind top4 drawing against a bottom Newcastle wey all teams don beat dis season...
make i no even talk about cr7 case bcoz e ghosted as usual, maybe e still de vex say mbappe rob am from his usual Dubai d or award dt yesterday...
imagine a maximine getting more shots on target than the whole of united squad dt even av cr7 in it..
if na same happen to PSG, u for don create thread asking for paris police to arrest messi bcoz he is a fraud.....bloody hypocrite like u

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by obembet(f): 10:34am On Dec 28, 2021
last game playerss like fred magure and bruno there were not good. but big thanks to cavani for saving our day.
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by slawormiir: 11:05am On Dec 28, 2021
Damnnn niggar
Isoright
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by wiseone28: 11:05am On Dec 28, 2021
Make Newcastle grab them sharpenly..


Man city dey vex me for England farmers league

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by Beiii: 11:07am On Dec 28, 2021
Damn
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by WhizdomXX(m): 11:09am On Dec 28, 2021
Mbappe to real madrid cheesy Rudiger in Chelsea grin
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by ipobarethieves: 11:10am On Dec 28, 2021
sad
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by ignis: 11:10am On Dec 28, 2021
What about Muhammadu Buhari ?

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by SpatialKing(m): 11:11am On Dec 28, 2021
Congrats to them
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by money121(m): 11:11am On Dec 28, 2021
Ok
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by Newyorkitis(m): 11:11am On Dec 28, 2021
That's cool
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by 4tomandchi: 11:11am On Dec 28, 2021
Abeg make them add Maguire to the list nah I'm sick of seeing him in a United shirt.
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by oluseyiforjesus(m): 11:12am On Dec 28, 2021
Ds is not real
Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by kponkedenge(m): 11:12am On Dec 28, 2021
Remove Dembele from that list, he has agreed to a new contract at Barcelona.

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by Nobody: 11:12am On Dec 28, 2021
Add Penaldo

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by Bobloco: 11:13am On Dec 28, 2021
Surprised Messi is not mentioned in obembet thread.
I know some will say that the thread is mainly for players whose contract runs out in six months time.
But we all know that Obembet is so obsessed with Messi that he could manufacture some lies that PSG are frustrated with Messi for his dismal performance so far and are willing to sell him in the January transfer window

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Re: These players may become free agents in 2022 by Zokino: 11:14am On Dec 28, 2021
Make Arsenal just sign Mbappe grin grin

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