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“Free” star boosts: TOP-10 free agents of the summer of 2022

Football free agents 2022

In modern football, the status of a free agent is far from a sign that a player with a pop-up contract will not have to pay at all. Significant agency, a bonus for signing the player himself and probably a slightly inflated salary. The main bonus is not an opportunity for the grands to save (although this is also, albeit slightly). The main advantage is a much simpler negotiation process, because you only need to convince the player whose contract with his team is about to end.

The market for free agents has never been left behind by the selection services of top clubs (this summer, Real has already officially announced the transfer of Antonio Rüdiger and could not convince Killian Mbappe). No one will refuse to strengthen their lineup with a world-class star or a very promising talent, especially if they do not have to pay significant financial compensation to another club instead.

Yes, we have gathered for you the ten most expensive football players who will most likely change clubs this summer as free agents. We will specifically address those who are not going to renew their contracts with their current teams at this stage.

Alexander Lacazette
Current club: Arsenal
Age: 31
Citizenship: France
Position: forward
Transfer fee: 20 million euros
Statistics for the season-2021/22: 36 matches (2101 minutes), 6 goals, 8 assists

Alexander Lacazette

When Alexandre Lacazette moved to Arsenal from Lyon in the summer of 2017, there were high hopes that he would solve the team’s problem with the realization of moments for many years to come. And let the love of the “gunners” Lacazette, of course, deserved, but we can not say that he managed to become one of the best scorers in the world, which was expected of him in North London.

Last season, Lacazette got a place at the start only after the scandalous winter transfer of Aubameyang to Barcelona due to breach of discipline. Sometimes the Frenchman literally pulled matches and was a real leader on the field for his young teammates, but at the end of the campaign, Mikel Arteta bet on Eddie Nketia because of Alexander’s very poor performance.

Arsenal have already officially announced that they will not renew their contract with Lacazette, and the next club of the experienced center forward will most likely be his hometown Lyon, which once received from Arsenal for his pet 53 million euros.

Interested clubs: Lyon

Jesse Lingard
Current club: Manchester United
Age: 29
Citizenship: England
Position: attacking midfielder, winger, forward
Transfer fee: 20 million euros
Statistics for the season-2021/22: 22 matches (548 minutes), 2 goals, 1 assist

Jesse Lingard

Lingard has been with Manchester United since his childhood, but has often been the subject of criticism and received a “typical runner” stamp from fans, which is not a compliment. Fans of the Red Devils loved Jesse as their pet, but hardly ever saw him as an indispensable player in the starting lineup.

The Englishman is already 29 years old and many could have written him off a long time ago, if not for one “but” – Lingard’s six-month lease from West Ham in the 2020/21 season. Then Jesse fit perfectly into the vertical football of David Moyes, who used the speed data of “Lingardinho” for its intended purpose.

After succeeding at West Ham, Lingard risked staying at home, but continued to make occasional substitutions. It is already officially known that Jesse chose to play and did not renew his contract with Manchester United. Maybe this summer, Lingardinho should still return to where they know exactly how to make it a real threat to rivals?

Interested clubs: West Ham, Newcastle, Roma, Milan, Juventus

Alessio Romagnoli
Current club: Milan
Age: 27
Citizenship: Italy
Position: central defender
Transfer fee: 20 million euros
Statistics for the 2021/22 season: 29 matches (1914 minutes), 1 goal, 1 assist

Alessio Romagnoli

Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli, after winning the championship for many years, is ready to leave the state of “Rossoneri” and go to a new challenge in his career.

Sven Botman from Lille will almost 100% move to Milan and establish ties with Fikayo Tomori, so it is unlikely that Romagnoli will want to be satisfied with the role of player-rotation. He still did not agree on the terms of the new contract with the Rossoneri, while negotiations with Lazio were suspended due to Romagnoli’s salary requirements (3.5 million euros per year, while the Romans offered 2.8 million euros + bonuses).

According to the latest information from Gianluca Di Marzio, the former head of Milan Adriano Galliani, Monza, who will play next season in Serie A, would like to get Romagno in his team. Apparently, for now, Romagnoli’s question is only about money, so his future is still uncertain.

Interested clubs: Chelsea, Lazio, Monza, Valencia, Sevilla, Fiorentina

James Tarkovski
Current Club: Burnley
Age: 29
Nationality: England
Position: Central Midfielder
Transfer value: 22 million euros
Stats in the season 2021/22: 37 games (3287 hvylin), 1 goal, 2 assists

James Tarkovski

Fans of English football are well aware of why the modest Burnley managed to avoid relegation from the Premier League for many years. The Bordeaux defensive game is not the best spectacle from an aesthetic point of view, but sometimes it brought the team positive results even against the top rivals of the Premier League.

This season, Burnley flew to the Championship, but it’s still half the battle. The Bordeaux are left without two of their main central defenders at once: captain Ben Mi and the club’s most expensive player James Tarkowski will not renew their contracts.

And although Tarkowski has not yet officially announced his retirement, unlike Mi, the Englishman with Polish roots is unlikely to want to spend the season in the Championship, especially if it is interested in a number of clubs in the top division of England, and Everton head coach Frank Lampard did its its primary transfer goal. In this situation, Burnley has almost no chance to continue Tarkovsky, but the saddest thing for the newcomer to the Championship – is that they will not even earn anything on it.

Interested clubs: Everton, Aston Villa, Leicester, Newcastle, West Ham, Leeds United

Andrea Belotti
Current Club: Torino
Age: 28
Nationality: Italy
Position: Forward
Transfer Price: 28 million euros
Stats in the season 2021/22: 23 matches (1417 hvilin), 8 goals, 1 assist

Andrea Belotti

Every transfer window for many years around the main star of Turin Andrea Belotti, there were many rumors about the transfer for some crazy money. Perhaps the president of Turin would be happy to earn a round sum on the Italian striker, but either the insiders in the press were outright “ducks”, or the club did not receive the desired proposals and postponed the sale of Belotti for a year.

Time passed, and Belotti, frankly, never played for the 70 million euros that Torino wanted so much for him. Moreover, now the Italian can take a risk and get out of the comfort zone, though leaving his club without a penny earned.

We are hardly talking about top clubs now, but Monaco and the same Monza are ready to offer Andrea a contract. There was information about Inter, but from weak sources. However, it seems that Belotti will continue the agreement with Turin, and rumors about Artem Dovbyk will remain rumors. The Italian himself has not yet decided on his future.

Interested clubs: Monaco, Inter, Monza

Ousmane Dembele
Current Club: Barcelona
Age: 25
Nationality: France
Position: Winger
Transfer value: 30 million euros
Stats in the season 2021/22: 32 matches (1943 minutes), 2 goals, 13 assists

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele’s transfer saga has bored him in many ways, and in Barcelona the Frenchman was better remembered for his regular injuries and constant scandals with breaches of discipline than for his incredible level of play on the field.

It may be painful and difficult for Barcelona to realize that this guy cost her 140 million euros and had to replace Neymar, but in the end the Frenchman showed his talent with irregular outbursts, while making “blaugranas” obscene demands for a salary.

It is clear that Barcelona did not mind parting with Dembele, even in winter, to earn something on the transfer, but the Frenchman refused to go until the summer, which caused public discontent on the part of Catalan President Joan Laporta.

Currently, Barcelona does not have the financial means to continue Dembele, and the latest information in the press says that Chelsea is leading in the fight for the player. PSG could have turned to Usman if he had not been able to keep Mbappe. But the story turned out differently …

Interested clubs: Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern

Andreas Christensen
Current Club: Chelsea
Age: 26
Nationality: Denmark
Position: Center back
Transfer value: 35 million euros
Stats in the season 2021/22: 34 matches (2583 hrs.), 2 goals, 1 assist

Andreas Christensen

Chelsea in London will have enough work in the transfer market in the summer, especially to strengthen the position of central defender. Earlier, Real Madrid announced the signing of free agent Antonio Rüdiger, who decided not to stay at Stamford Bridge. The departure of Andreas Christensen will also add to the problem.

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has repeatedly expressed outrage that Christensen has also decided to leave his team as a free agent, but a decision has already been made.

The Danish center-back has long agreed to a contract with Barcelona, ​​which was confirmed by the president of the “blue-garnet” Joan Laporta. The official announcement of the transfer is delayed due to some difficulties of the Catalans with financial fair play, but, most likely, this issue will be resolved later.

Interested clubs: Barcelona

Paulo Dybala
Current club: Juventus
Age: 28
Citizenship: Argentina
Position: attacking midfielder, forward
Transfer fee: 40 million euros
Statistics for the 2021/22 season: 39 matches (2615 minutes), 15 goals, 6 assists

Paulo Dybala

The attacker Paulo Dybala is also considering his next new club, having decided not to renew his contract with Juventus and to consider other options to continue his career.

The Argentine has never said he would like to try his hand in the same EPL or La Liga, but it seems his performance in Italy will continue next season, since the information about negotiations with Tottenham was reported and very doubtful sources wrote about Arsenal’s interest. Nothing more outside of the Serie A – nothing serious.

But in Italy Dybala did not feel the marriage of propositions. The Argentine would like to see Jose Mourinho in Roma, but for a long time they talk about Paulo’s future move to Inter as a fact. Probably, it will be so, although Dybala does not hurry to make a residual decision and checks for other proposals, if any.

Interested clubs: Inter, Roma, Arsenal

Franck Kessié
Current club: Milan
Age: 25
Citizenship: Ivory Coast
Position: central midfielder
Transfer fee: 45 million euros
Statistics for the 2021/22 season: 39 matches (2900 minutes), 7 goals, 1 assist

Franck Kessié

The reigning Italian champions will lose another important player, but his move has long been known. Franck Kessié, who has cemented the center of Milan’s field since the summer of 2019, has also decided to join the Xavi project in Barcelona.

The Ivorian midfielder has already signed a preliminary contract with the Blaugranas, as Barca president Joan Laporta said. However, at this stage the official announcement is delayed for the same reason as in the case of Christensen.

It should be a miracle that Franck Kessié did not become a Barcelona player, but at this level it is hard to believe in such a result. But, of course, Milan will have more headaches, because they will have to work hard to find a quality replacement for their former key player in the center of the field.

Interested clubs: Barcelona

Paul Pogba
Current club: Manchester United
Age: 29
Citizenship: France
Position: central midfielder
Transfer fee: 55 million euros
Statistics for the season-2021/22: 27 matches (1782 minutes), 1 goal, 9 assists

Paul Pogba

Probably, many Manchester United fans have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Paul Pogba will officially leave the “red devils” as a free agent, becoming one of the most failed transfer decisions in the history of Manchester United from a financial point of view.

And no one denies that Pogba is a talented footballer with the prefix “top”, which he has repeatedly argued in the French national team, but the various scandals surrounding the person of Paul in Manchester United were about as many as he changed his hairstyle. But, in fairness, United has had big questions over the last few years, not just Pogba alone. But, whatever it is, we will not see the performances of the French midfielder under the new coach Erik ten Hag.

Where will Pogba go? In total, there are three well-awaited candidates who have been around Paul for the last few years: Real Madrid, PSG or Juventus. The favorite is the Turin club, where Pogba became a world star, but the player will have to make serious concessions in financial terms, compared to what he earned at Manchester United.

Interested clubs: Juventus, PSG, Real Madrid

Also among the future free agents are Mbemba (Porto, 17 million euros), Florian Grillitsch (Hoffenheim, 16 million euros), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern, 15 million euros), Andre Onana (Ajax, 15 million euros), Angel Di Maria (PSG, € 12 million), Divok Origi (Liverpool, € 12 million), Adnan Januzaj (Sociedad, € 12 million), Luis Suarez (Atletico, € 8 million), Isco (Real Madrid, € 7.5 million) , Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham, € 3.5 million), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid, € 3 million), Juan Mata (Manchester United, € 3 million), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Roma, € 10 million).

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