Transfer Market They finish their contracts in June of this year
With the change of the calendar year, several stars of world football are now free to negotiate with others clubs.
That includes Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, David Alaba, Memphis Depay, Sergio Agüero and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Since their contracts expire on June 30, 2021, they’re already allowed to start planning their next move. Here, we look at some of those situations.
He tried to leave last summer, but definitely can depart Barcelona if he wants to this summer. Yet Messi‘s future remains up in the air.
In his recent interview with Jordi Evole, he said that nothing is decided yet and that he’ll wait until the end of the season to decide.
Yet he can start talking to other clubs if he wants to.
At Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos is the big name whose contract is expiring. He has always expressed his desire to stay, but conversations still need to be had.
It’s similar with Lucas Vazquez, who has again become an important player for Zinedine Zidane. The Real Madrid directors would need to make a move in this case.
Luka Modric, meanwhile, has already agreed for a new contract, with his current one also expiring on June 30 of this year.
Half of Europe’s superclubs are following the David Alaba situation closely as the Austrian is set to leave Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid have been very strongly linked, but face competition from PSG, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Barcelona were linked with Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia last summer, but could now get them for free this summer.
The fact there is an interim board makes January moves for these players complicated.
Georginio Wijnaldum has been offered a new by Liverpool, according to The Guardian.
He hasn’t replied yet and has asked for more time.
Sergio Aguero signed for Manchester City in 2011 and will reach a decade with the English club this summer.
David Silva departed after a decade as a free agent last summer and there’s a chance the striker could do likewise.
Riqui Puig isn’t being given many minutes in the Barcelona first team this season.
It’s a complicated situation, even more so because his contract is up this summer.
He was involved in one of the biggest free agent sagas of last summer before singing a one-year deal with Manchester United and now Edinson Cavani is free to talk to other clubs again.
There are three players in this situation at PSG, namely Julian Draxler, Angel di Maria and Juan Bernat.
With a new coach in the form of Mauricio Pochettino, the future of these players is very unclear.
The ball is in Ibrahimovic‘s court as he decides what he’ll do next.
Now 39, he’s still performing and there’s a decision to be made at AC Milan.
Although Mesut Ozil will definitely not be an Arsenal player past this summer, there’s a chance he could depart in January so that the Gunners can bring in some money for this player who isn’t part of the first-team plans.
Fenerbahce and Juventus have been linked.