Out of contract in 2023: The best free agents available on a Bosman

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • Updated: October 12, 2021, 15:30 CEST
  • 6 min read

Just like the players set to be available on a Bosman transfer in 2022, the list of best free agents for the summer of 2023 is full of some of the greatest players in the sport.

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Football has changed massively in recent years, with more and more world-class players running down their contracts and moving to new clubs for free.

This was perfectly exemplified in the summer of 2021 when we saw a host of top players move for nothing, including Lionel Messi, Gini Wijnaldum and Gigi Donnarumma to PSG, Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay to Barcelona, and David Alaba to Real Madrid.

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Many more world-class footballers will surely follow on a free transfer in the summers of 2022, 2023 and beyond.

This provides a conundrum for numerous clubs around Europe, as they know that their players’ values will rapidly decrease the closer their contracts get to the expiry date.

For this reason, many clubs decide to sell players if they show no signs of wanting to renew their contract up to two years before expiry.

Football Transfers has compiled a list of the best free agents available in 2023. Clubs will be able to negotiate with these players freely from January 2023.

We have taken our data from Transfermarkt.

Which players are available on a Bosman in the summer of 2023?

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Raheem Sterling (Man City)

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Marcus Rashford (Man Utd)

Lionel Messi (PSG)

Lautaro Martinez (Inter)

Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)

Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Robert Lewandowski has been a goal machine for Bayern

Robert Lewandowski has been a goal machine for Bayern

Gabriel Jesus (Man City)

N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

Youri Tielemans (Leicester)

Stefan de Vrij (Inter)

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd)

Jorginho (Chelsea)

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Memphis Depay (Barcelona)

Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester)

Fabian Ruiz (Napoli)

Riyad Mahrez (Man City)

Luke Shaw (Man Utd)

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

Toni Kroos sees his Madrid deal expire in 2023

Toni Kroos sees his Madrid deal expire in 2023

Ilkay Gundogan (Man City)

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)

Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina)

Carlos Soler (Valencia)

Jose Gaya (Valencia)

Robin Gosens (Atalanta)

Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)

Houssem Aouar (Lyon)

Houssem Aouar is wanted by Europe's biggest clubs

Houssem Aouar is wanted by Europe's biggest clubs

Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)

Duvan Zapata (Atalanta)

Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax)

Naby Keita (Liverpool)

Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)

Luis Muriel (Atalanta)

Leander Dendoncker (Wolves)

Adrien Rabiot (Juventus)

Adama Traore (Wolves)

Ruslan Malonovskyi (Atalanta)

Ricardo Pereira (Leicester)

Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg)

Renato Sanches (Lille)

Renato Sanches has been a hit at Lille

Renato Sanches has been a hit at Lille

Joan Jordan (Sevilla)

Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund)

Nelson Semedo (Wolves)

Marcus Thuram (Gladbach)

Evan N’Dicka (Frankfurt)

Xaver Schlager (Wolfsburg)

Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid)

Konrad Laimer (Leipzig)

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a high earner at Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a high earner at Arsenal

Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton)

Nabil Fekir (Real Betis)

Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid)

Goncalo Guedes (PSG)

Thilo Kehrer (PSG)

Viktor Tysgankov (Dinamo Kiev)

Jonathan Bamba (Lille)

Jonathan Ikone (Lille)

Nordi Mukiele (Leipzig)

Daichi Kamada (Frankfurt)

Yves Bissouma (Brighton)

Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina)

Milenkovic has been a Premier League target for a few years now

Milenkovic has been a Premier League target for a few years now

Ronald Araujo (Barcelona)

Rayan Cherki (Lyon)

Allan (Everton)

Berat Djimsiti (Atalanta)

Leandro Paredes (PSG)

Fred (Man Utd)

Alejandro Grimaldo (Benfica)

Ramy Bensebaini (Gladbach)

Sasa Kalajdzic (Stuttgart)

David Neres (PSG)

Sergio Canales (Real Betis)

Alex Sandro (Juventus)

Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)

When Will Kieran Trippier return to the Premier League?

When Will Kieran Trippier return to the Premier League?

Inigo Martinez (Athletic Bilbao)

Filip Kostic (Frankfurt)

Alex Remiro (Real Sociedad)

Neal Maupay (Brighton)

Moussa Dembele (Lyon)

Alex Meret (Napoli)

Zeki Celik (Lille)

Yerry Mina (Everton)

Mauro Arambarri (Getafe)

Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal)

Thiago Almada (Velez Sarsfield)

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

Sergio Aguero (Barcelona)

David de Gea (Man Utd)

Bend Leno (Arsenal)

Nathan Redmond (Southampton)

Joao Pedro (Cagliari)

The two greatest players of their generation, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, both see their deals in Paris and Manchester end in the summer of 2023. However, the Argentine has the option of a third year.

Liverpool are the most affected club, with the trident around whom they built much of their success all seeing their deals run out; Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea also all see a string of key first-team players needing their contracts renewing before the end of the 2022-23 season.