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David Ospina

David Ospina’s reputation in England was not helped by an error-prone four-year spell at Arsenal, but he bounced back with Napoli, where he established himself as the No.1 as the Italian side s ensured a place in the Champions League. But the Colombia international is yet to commit to extending his four-year stay at Napoli, which has reportedly attracted the attention of Real Madrid and Villarreal. While he would no doubt serve as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois at the Bernabeu, the fact that the Spanish champions are considering a move for Ospina shows he is still held in high regard across Europe. At 33, the goalkeeper still has gas in the tank and would be a bargain.

Dani Alves

It’s been 20 years since Dani Alves first moved to Europe with Sevilla and, remarkably, he’s still competing at the highest level, having just finished the campaign with Barcelona. The 39-year-old has been open about his desire to extend his second spell at Camp Nou, but news on an extension is yet to come. Despite his years of advancement, Alves remains efficient, finishing second in assists and chances created per 90 minutes among La Liga defenders last season. Although he probably can’t be counted on to start every week, the three-time Champions League winner could be a solid choice in the short term.

Romain Sass

Wolves defender Roman Saiss will play for a new club next season after the Moroccan announced on May 31 that he would be leaving Molineux at the end of his contract. Saiss has been a mainstay for Wolves since signing from French club Angers, helping the club secure promotion from the Championship and cement their place in the Premier League. At 32, Saiss doesn’t have much time left to play at the top level but could be a smart deal on a short-term deal for any top club.

James Tarkowski

Burnley can go down in the Championship but James Tarkowski won’t join them. His contract ran out at the end of June and he is proving to be one of the most sought-after defenders among Premier League clubs this summer, with Everton closing in. Tarkowski would be a massive hit on a free, having been overpriced. a move previously due to Burnley’s high demands.

James Tarkowksi was one of the most successful defenders last season


Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory over Liverpool was a glorious end to Marcelo’s trophy-laden career at the Spanish giants. After 16 seasons, Real’s most successful player is heading for new horizons after his contract was not extended. The attack-focused left-back won 25 major accolades with Real, including five Champions League and six La Liga titles – although his 12 appearances in the last league triumph indicated the player’s reduced influence of 34 years in recent seasons.

Juan Mata

Juan Mata has said his final farewell to Manchester United after eight years at Old Trafford as he prepares to make what will likely be the last move of his career. A move to his native Spain seems fitting for Mata, who has lost most of his speed at 34 but still possesses a magic touch and an eye for a killer pass. The former Chelsea midfielder is hoping for a final hurray.

Jesse Lingard in action during the third round of the Carabao Cup (AP)
Could Jesse Lingard be on his way back to West Ham?

jesse lingard

Jesse Lingard’s nightmarish 2021/22 campaign is over and he’s free to leave Manchester United and find a club that can guarantee him first-team football as he seeks to earn a place in England’s Cup squad. of the world. It’s been a dismal last season at Old Trafford for Lingard, but interested clubs shouldn’t forget his loan form to West Ham at the end of last season when considering a move. The attacking midfielder would be a smart signing for any club aspiring to break into the top six next season and the Hammers, as well as Newcastle, are interested, but it’s unclear where his future lies.

Christian Erikson

Christian Eriksen’s return to the Premier League with Brentford was a revelation. Few knew what level he would be at after his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, but his six-month stint in west London re-established him as one of the best creative midfielders on the market. transfers. Whoever pulls off this free transfer can count themselves lucky as it’s rare for a player of Eriksen’s quality to be available free of charge. Brentford are hoping to keep Eriksen, but they are set to face stiff competition from elsewhere, with Manchester United keen.

Christian Eriksen had a huge impact at Brentford

Luis Suarez

Could Luis Suarez be set for a spectacular Premier League return? The former Liverpool striker has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, where he would reunite with former Reds teammates Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho, although there is also talk of a return to his native South America. Suarez will leave Atletico after two years in Madrid which earned him a La Liga title. The 35-year-old has scored 34 goals for Diego Simeone’s side, including 13 this season, despite not being a regular starter.

Paulo Dybala

Few clubs have the opportunity to sign a player for free with 32 Argentina caps, five Serie A titles and more than 50 Champions League appearances to their name. Paulo Dybala is not a veteran looking to end his career away from the high-pressure environment of Juventus. The forward is just 28 and desperate to stay in Turin, as the floods of tears on display after his farewell game showed. But Juventus decided to let Dybala leave for nothing, which would have attracted the attention of a number of their domestic and continental rivals, including Inter Milan, Roma and Tottenham.

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele is probably the hottest free agent of the summer thanks to the back and forth between Barcelona and his entourage this season. The Spanish club told the 25-year-old to leave in January so they could receive compensation for him, but Dembele refused, saying he wouldn’t give in to ‘blackmail’. However, the winger was later reinstated to the first team by manager Xavi, and talks have taken place over extending his contract. But as things stand, Dembele can sign a deal with a new club, and after registering 13 assists in just 21 La Liga games this season, he’ll have plenty of interest. Chelsea and Liverpool are among the clubs linked with the World Cup winner.

Some star names will be out of contract this summer
Some star names will be out of contract this summer

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