Out of contract in 2022: Mbappe, Pogba, Ronaldo & best free agents available on a Bosman next year

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By Cameron Smith

By Cameron Smith

Updated 8:04 AM - April 8, 2021

Just like the players available on a Bosman in 2021, the list of best free agents for the summer of 2022 is stacked with talent – with names such as Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo among the stars with expiring contracts.

Perhaps never before has there been so many big names who risk leaving on a free transfer, so super-clubs such as PSG, Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona need to get negotiating to avoid their superstars leaving for nothing.

Legends such as Andrea Pirlo and Robert Lewandowski have been allowed to move for free over the past 10 years, and a similar situation will want to be avoided by Europe’s biggest clubs.

Paul Pogba has been linked with a move away from Man Utd

So who are the best free agents currently available on a Bosman in 2022?

Players available on a Bosman in the summer of 2022

PlayerAgeClub
Kylian Mbappe22Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar29Paris Saint-Germain
Ansu Fati18Barcelona
Leon Goretzka26Bayern Munich
Raphael Varane27Real Madrid
Pedri18Barcelona
Paul Pogba28Manchester United
Paulo Dybala27Juventus
Eduardo Camavinga18Stade Rennais
Cristiano Ronaldo36Juventus
Ousmane Dembele23Barcelona
Franck Kessie24AC Milan
Lorenzo Insigne29Napoli
Marcel Sabitzer27RB Leipzig
Daniel Carvajal29Real Madrid
Marcelo Brozovic28Inter Milan
Andrea Belotti27Torino
Niklas Sule25Bayern Munich
Lorenzo Pellegrini24Roma
Alexandre Lacazette29Arsenal
Matthias Ginter27Borussia Monchengladbach
Robin Gosens26Atalanta
Andrej Kramaric29Hoffenheim
Denis Zakaria24Borussia Monchengladbach
Boubacar Kamara21Marseille
James Rodriguez29Everton
Jesus Corona28Porto
John Stones26Manchester City
Alessio Romagnoli26AC Milan
Andre Onana25Ajax
Angel Di Maria33Paris Saint-Germain
Andreas Christensen24Chelsea
Nikola Milenkovic23Fiorentina
Karim Benzema33Real Madrid
Sergi Roberto29Barcelona
Antonio Rudiger28Chelsea
James Tarkowski28Burnley
Davide Calabria24AC Milan
Manuel Akanji25Borussia Dortmund
Remo Freuler28Atalanta
Sardar Azmoun26Zenit St-Petersburg
Boubakary Soumare22Lille
Danny Ings28Southampton
Berat Djimsiti28Atalanta
Jeremie Boga24Sassuolo
Isco28Real Madrid
Kieran Trippier30Atletico Madrid
Emil Forsberg29RB Leipzig
Serge Aurier28Tottenham
Mike Maignan25Lille
Corentin Tolisso26Bayern Munich
Lucas Alario28Bayer Leverkusen
Florian Grillitsch25Hoffenheim
Federico Bernardeschi27Juventus
Jason Denayer25Olympique Lyon
Luiz Felipe24Lazio
Juan Cuadrado32Juventus
Jannik Vestergaard28Southampton
Patrick Bamford27Leeds
Thomas Strakosha26Lazio
Hans Hateboer27Atalanta
David Brooks23Bournemouth
Todd Cantwell23Norwich
Eddie Nketiah21Arsenal
Dan-Axel Zagadou21Borussia Dortmund
Thomas Delaney29Borussia Dortmund
Cesar Azpilicueta31Chelsea
Marcel Halstenberg29RB Leipzig
Noussair Mazraoui23Ajax
Yuri Berchiche31Athletic Bilbao
Erik Lamela29Tottenham
Mats Hummels32Borussia Dortmund
Luis Suarez34Atletico Madrid
Gylfi Sigurdsson31Everton
Felipe31Atletico Madrid
Emerson26Chelsea
Eric Bailly26Manchester United
Axel Witsel32Borussia Dortmund
Dries Mertens33Napoli

As you can tell by the list, some of Europe’s most talented players could be leaving for free in the summer of 2022, with the two most expensive players in history, Mbappe and Neymar, potentially departing PSG for absolutely nothing.

In Fati and Pedri, Barcelona could be about to lose their future if they aren’t able to agree new deals. And could Cristiano Ronaldo be on the move again? Perhaps back to Real Madrid or Manchester United?

In Pogba, Goretzka and Camavinga, three of the world’s best central midfielders are up for grabs, and their respective clubs will be fearful of losing them on a Bosman if a contract isn’t agreed soon.

Seasoned veterans such as Suarez, Hummels, Mertens, Benzema and Azpilicueta may find it hard to find a new home at the pinnacle of European football, and a free transfer to the MLS could well be on the cards if they don’t renew their deal at their current club.

There’s plenty of value to be had in the free agent market, and 2022 could well be the year of unprecedented free movement of players.

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