XI Top-Class Football Players Out of Contract – Free Transfer 2019

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You won’t believe which football players are out of contract and available on a free transfer.

We’ve selected the best XI players that you club could be signing this summer!

Dani Alves

There’s speculation that the right-back is eager to make a move to an “exciting” Premier League club before retirement.

But at 36 the former Brazilian international may not have the premier pick of clubs that he’s use to, having played most of his outstanding career with Barcelona and more recently at PSG.

Alves is currently in talk with PSG to extend his contract for a further 12 months, that is unless another European club comes in and offer him a better deal. But it’s unlikely any British club other than Manchester City, could afford the defenders current salary.

Here’s hoping he makes a move to the Prem!

Franck Ribery

Having won his ninth title with Bayern Munich and becoming the Bundesliga’s all-time record champion, we learned early this month that Ribéry would be leaving the club.

It’s unthinkable that a Champions League and FIFA World Cup winner could leave on a free transfer, but at 36 years-old it appears to be a mutual decision between the player and the club which allows the Frenchman to explore his options.

Even at 36, the Frenchman will not be short of offers and could be an interesting move for any club looking for an experienced world-class player.

Samir Nasri

Former Manchester City and Arsenal star will be keen to get his football career back on track following a 12 month ban from UEFA.

West Ham United gave Nasri a lifeline in the second half of this season, but the Frenchman has struggled to break into the first team on a regular basis, having only started in 5 Premier League games in the second half of the season.

With no other option but to move on, Nasri has the experience to perform at the highest level, but in this high-tempo modern era, chances of joining a top tier club look slim.

Yacine Brahimi

It’s unthinkable that Porto who themselves are in financial issues, have let Brahimi’s contract run down.

The Algerian winger has spent most of his professional career at Porto scoring 36 goals in 139 appearances.

Both Wolves and Everton were eager to sign Brahimi last summer for around £22million. Now that the 28 year-old winger is out of contract and shown an interest in moving to the Premier League, he won’t be short of offers.

Daniel Sturridge

The Liverpool forward has simply failed to impress this season and this time there’s no excuse.

Sturridge has had a decent run in 2018/19 making 20 appearances. But with only 4 goals to his tally (that’s 3 goals short of James Milner scorecard!) it’s unlikely that the striker will make the cut as Klopp will be keen to strengthen his side for a title push next season.

Having gone on loan to West Bromwich Albion in 2018 it’s unlikely that Sturridge will want to take a step down to the Championship. But at 31yrs and having played a full season injury-free he may be a decent signing for low-league club.

Arjen Robben

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Since joining Bayern Munich from Real Madrid in 2009 for £22 million, the midfielder has won scored 147 goals in 338 games for the club, winning a staggering 8 Bundesliga titles in the process.

Before then the Dutchman had also won league titles with PSV, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Even at 35 years old, given Robben’s work-rate there is still time left for the Dutchman to make a switch before hanging up his boots.

Leicester appear to be in the front-seat to sign the winger on a free transfer. Bookmakers now have him at odds of 2/1 to move to the King Power stadium.

James Milner

Some pundits have warned Liverpool would be crazy to let the defender go this summer, given how instrumental Milner has been taking the Merseyside club to within a point of the Premier League.

With two league titles under his belt at Manchester City and the prospect of lifting the Champions League trophy against Spurs on June 1st, Milner will not be short of offers.

But at 33 years old it may not be at one of the top flight clubs that he’s use to.

Gary Cahill

The Chelsea defender has recently slammed Maurizio Sarri for his treatment of the player, so it appears the door is firmly closed on his career at Chelsea.

Cahill is one of England’s most decorated center-backs, winning the Premier League twice for Chelsea and the Champions League and Europa Cup, as well as two FA Cup’s and a League Cup to boot.

West Ham United have already eyed a move for Cahill to join them ahead of the summer break. But given the quality of this player and even at 33, it’s likely Cahill will keep his options open and sign for a top European club in the summer.

Mario Balotelli

Famously remembered for his bust-up with Roberto Mancini at Manchester City in 2013, the striker had a successful spell at AC Milan, winning back to back titles three years on the trot.

Having spent the past three years at Nice and more recently Marseille, Balotelli has confirmed he will be leaving the French club this summer for new opportunities.

At just 28 the striker has the experience at top-flight clubs at a prime age. The Italian appears to be more disciplined and focused than the early years in his career.

But it may take a more charismatic manager to get the best out of the player, otherwise his personality could rattle the dressing room.

Antonio Valencia

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Having spent most of his professional career at Manchester United since joining in 2009, Antonio Valencia has won countless trophies including the Premier League twice, FA Cup and Europa League.

Valenica may not have the best goal scoring ratio, having netted 17 goals in 241 games, but the winger has been crucial when United have been on the attack.

At 33 years old he may not have the pace for a winger to remain at the top flight of English football. But a mid-tier club could grab a bargain with a quality player of Valencia’s caliber.

Ander Herrera

The 29-year-old midfielder was an unsung hero for many Manchester United fans having joined the club back in 2014.

While the Spaniard never cemented a consistent role under Jose Mourinho, it was Solskjaer who gave the midfielder a second chance which had a huge impact to results early on.

With Manchester United still in transition Herrera has called time on his career at Old Trafford.

The Spaniard is currently in talk with PSG for a move which could see the midfielder earn a staggering £300,000 a week.