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Out of contract in 2023: The best free agents available on a Bosman
1 July has come and gone and several of Europe's biggest stars are now free agents.
While negotiations are still possible, this leaves many clubs in a nervous position with regards to their out-of-contract players. Most have now departed for good and while some could re-sign, as Ousmane Dembele did with Barcelona in 2022, most players will most on, earning their clubs nothing in regards to a transfer fee.
At the same time, the free transfer market offers the perfect opportunity to sign top players for nothing.
This has seen a huge number of world class players become available on a Bosman transfer, although many have already found new clubs.
The biggest Bosman transfer of the summer of 2023 is, of course, Lionel Messi's move to Inter Miami. The Argentine saw his contract at PSG expire and he rejected a return to Barcelona and a move to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia for MLS. Messi has been joined at Miami by his former Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets, who ended his legendary career at Camp Nou in July.
Another high-profile Bosman transfer of the summer 2023 has seen Milan Skriniar sign for PSG. The French giants have also completed a free transfer deal for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio.
Asensio is not the only Madrid player to leave on a Bosman as Karim Benzema ended a legendary career at the Santiago Bernabeu by joining Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia.
Staying in Spain, Barcelona have signed Inigo Martinez on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao, while Ilkay Gundogan has also joined Barca after a brilliant career at Manchester City.
Leipzig's Konrad Laimer and Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro have joined Bayern Munich. Mahmoud Dahoud has joined Brighton, who have also signed James Milner from Liverpool. Houssem Aouar and Evan N'Dicka have signed for Roma, who were also interested in Youri Tielemans before he joined Aston Villa.
Inter Milan have signed Marcus Thuram on a Bosman to replace Edin Dzeko, who has left to join Fenerbahce in Turkey.
Another football legend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has retired after his contract at Milan ended, bringing to an end a career spanning four decades.
Which players are out of contract and still available on a Bosman in 2023?
FootballTransfers has compiled a list of the best free agents who have not yet been snapped up in 2023. Clubs can negotiate with these players freely.
Premier League expired contracts
Lucas Moura (Tottenham)
Yerry Mina (Everton)
David de Gea (Man Utd)
Adama Traore (Wolves)
Jesse Lingard (Nottingham Forest)
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool)
Diego Costa (Wolves)
Axel Tuanzebe (Man Utd)
La Liga expired contracts
Mariano Diaz (Real Madrid)
Serie A expired contracts
Samir Handanovic (Inter)
Roberto Pereyra (Udinese)
Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter)
Bundesliga expired contracts
Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Ligue 1 expiring contracts
Ross Barkley (Nice)
Sergio Ramos (PSG)
Alexis Sanchez (Marseille)
Jerome Boateng (Lyon)