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

Cameron Smith

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.

Football Transfers runs through the best free agents available in 2022.

Which players are available on a Bosman in the summer of 2022?

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)

Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Pedri (Barcelona)

Paul Pogba (Man Utd)

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Ansu Fati (Barcelona)

Franck Kessie (AC Milan)

Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes)

Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)

Marcel Sabitzer (Leipzig)

Marcelo Brozovic (Inter)

Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)

Boubacar Kamara (Marseille)

Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich)

Andrea Belotti (Torino)

Robin Gosens (Atalanta)

Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Jesus Corona (Porto)

Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)

John Stones (Man City)

John Stones

John Stones

Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)

Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Andrej Kamaric (Hoffenheim)

Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)

Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Remo Freuler (Atalanta)

Alessio Romagnoli (AC Milan)

Davide Calabria (AC Milan)

Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina)

Andel Di Maria (PSG)

Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria

Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Serge Aurier (Tottenham)

Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo)

Isco (Real Madrid)

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona)

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus)

Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund)

Federico Bernardeschi (Bayern Munich)

Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)

The names that immediately stand out are superstars Mbappe and Ronaldo.

But in Pogba, Goretzka and Camavinga, three of the world’s best central midfielders are also 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 Hummels, 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.