Out of contract in 2022: The best free agents available on a Bosman

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • Updated: 17 May 2022 16:15 CEST
FT Desk Updated: 17 May 2022 16:15 CEST
Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele

We are now in the middle of May 2022, so every player whose contract expires at the end of the season will be in talks with other clubs about signing on a Bosman transfer in the summer.

Indeed, while there are some unknown players out of contract this summer, some of the very best players in the world will also be available on a Free Transfer.

Names such as Kylian Mbappe, Paulo Dybala, Paul Pogba, Franck Kessie, Antonio Rudiger and Ousmane Dembele are among the top stars with expiring contracts.

Euro 2020 and Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne has already signed for Toronto on a Bosman transfer and will officially move to Canada in the summer. Atletico Madrid's Hector Herrera has signed a pre-contract with Houston Dynamo, while Borussia Monchengladbach's Matthias Ginter has announced a move to Freiburg. Bayern Munich's Niklas Sule will join Borussia Dortmund on a free in the summer, also.

More recently, Juventus announced that Dybala will leave Juventus at the end of the season, Chelsea did the same for Rudiger, while Barcelona president Joan Laporta as good as confirmed the free transfers of Kessie and Andreas Christensen.

Rudiger is expected to join Real Madrid, as is the biggest Bosman this summer in PSG superstar Mbappe.

Juventus are favourites to snap up their former player Pogba, while Inter have already completed a medical with Ajax's Andre Onana.

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FOOTBALLTRANSFERS' MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS IN THE WORLD

FootballTransfers runs through the best free agents available in 2022, with clubs having been able to negotiate directly with these players since January 1, 2022.

In caps are players who have already signed for a new club on a Bosman Transfer.

This data is taken from Transfermarkt.

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

Premier League expiring contracts

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba (Man Utd)

Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)

Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)

James Tarkowski (Burnley)

Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)

Jesse Lingard (Man Utd)

Christian Eriksen (Brentford)

Sean Longstaff (Newcastle)

Divock Origi (Liverpool)

Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal)

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal)

Roman Saiss (Wolves)

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace)

Daniel Amartey (Leicester)

Pascal Gross (Brighton)

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)

Jonjoe Kenny (Everton)

Edinson Cavani (Man Utd)

Nicolas N'Koulou (Watford)

Ben Mee (Burnley)

Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham)

Juan Mata (Man Utd)

Joao Moutinho(Wolves)

Loris Karius (Liverpool)

Danny Welbeck (Brighton)

Fabian Delph (Everton)

Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham)

Fernandinho (Man City)

James Milner (Liverpool)

Ashley Young (Aston Villa)

La Liga expiring contracts

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

Serge Aurier (Villarreal)

Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad)

Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)

Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

Enis Bardhi (Levante)

Isco (Real Madrid)

Felipe (Atletico Madrid)

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona)

Joselu (Alaves)

Cristian Tello (Real Betis)

Sergio Asenjo (Villarreal)

Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid)

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

Denis Cheryshev (Valencia)

Marcelo (Real Madrid)

Hector Herrera (Atletico Madrid) JOINING HOUSTON DYNAMO on July 1

Radamel Falcao (Rayo Vallecano)

Carlos Bacca (Granada)

Nolito (Celta Vigo)

Joaquin (Real Betis)

Nacho Monreal (Real Sociedad)

Javier Pastore (Elche)

Martin Caceres (Levante)

Bebe (Rayo Vallecano)

Dani Alves (Barcelona)

Serie A expiring contracts

Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

Franck Kessie (AC Milan)

Andrea Belotti (Torino)

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) - JOINING TORONTO on July 1

Alessio Romagnoli (AC Milan)

Luiz Felipe (Lazio)

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus)

Ivan Perisic (Inter)

Henrik Mkhitaryan (Roma)

Adam Marusic (Lazio)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan)

Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus)

Thomas Strakosha (Lazio)

Matias Vecino (Inter)

Samir Handanovic(Inter)

Arturo Vidal(Inter)

Danilo D'Ambrosio(Napoli)

Dries Mertens (Napoli)

David Ospina (Napoli)

Patric (Lazio)

Lucas Leiva (Lazio)

Giacomo Bonaventura (Fiorentina)

Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria)

Franck Ribery (Salernitana)

Sebastian Giovinco (Sampdoria)

Aleksandar Kolarov (Inter)

Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa)

Ligue 1 expiring contracts

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Boubacar Kamara (Marseille)

Jason Denayer (Lyon)

Angel Di Maria (PSG)

Xeka (Lille)

Randal Kolo Muani (Nantes) - JOINING FRANKFURT on July 1

Djibril Sidibe (Monaco)

Cesc Fabregas (Monaco)

Burak Yilmaz (Lille)

Eliaquim Mangala (Saint-Etienne)

Hatem Ben Arfa (Lille)

Jose Fonte (Lille)

Xavi Simons (PSG)

Bundesliga expiring contracts

Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach) - JOINING FREIBURG on July 1

Florian Grillitsch (Hoffenheim)

Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich) - JOINING DORTMUND on July 1

Dan-Axel Zagadou (Dortmund)

John Brooks (Wolfsburg)

Niklas Stark (Hertha)

Marcel Halstenberg (Leipzig)

Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund)

Kevin-Prince Boateng (Hertha Berlin)

Rest of the World expiring contracts

Andre Onana will leave Ajax in the summer

Andre Onana will leave Ajax in the summer

Noussir Mazraoui (Ajax)

Andre Onana (Ajax)

Mbemba (Porto)

Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors)

Artem Dzyuba (Zenit)