Top Footballers Who Became Free Agents This Summer

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The number of Top footballers is leading the free agent’s list this summer has come to the final stage of their contract with their respective clubs. Among the list of free agents, this summer includes World’s popular footballer, Lionel Messi who became a free agent at Barcelona after his 18 years reign at Camp Nou,

Numbers of top footballers are leading the free agent’s list this summer has come to the final stage of their contract with their respective clubs. Among the list of free agents, this summer includes World’s popular footballer, Lionel Messi who became a free agent at Barcelona after his 18 years reign at Camp Nou, is due to come to an end giving that he’s now a free agent and could arguably leave the club if not granted a new contract this summer.

Lionel Messi became a free agent following his contract expiration on June 30, and some top European and foreign clubs are at alert and would be prioritizing move for the 34-years-old playmaker, if he fails to renew at Barcelona this summer, as the Catalan giant is yet to open official contract talks with the representatives of the Argentinian player over a potential extension at the club after his contract ended at the start of July 2021.

Aside from Lionel Messi becoming a free agent this summer, some top European players also reached the final stages of their contract with their clubs and are also free agents meaning they are all likely for an exit this summer if they are not being granted an extension with their current clubs. Among some of the free agents this summer area listed below:

1. Franck Ribéry (Fiorentina)

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Former Bayern Munich and France international, Franck Ribéry is said to be a free agent this summer, according to a report via Transfer News Live. The 38-years-old player is now a free agent at Fiorentina where he currently plays and according to reports, he is unlikely to remain with the Italian club next season.

2. Juan Mata/Lee Grant (Manchester United)

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Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata is on the blink of calling his Manchester United career to an end after enjoying a successful seven-year spell with the Old Trafford outfit. Mata is said to be a free agent along with 38-years-old Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant. The duo could be set to depart Manchester United if they fail to renew with the club this summer. According to reports, Mata’s priority is to renew with United but no official talks for a contract extension have been met so far, with the representatives of the player.

3. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

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Spanish defender Sergio Ramos became a free agent after failing to sign a new contract with Real Madrid this summer. Sergio Ramos left the club in tears after announcing his departure from the Spanish side last month. According to reports, Ramos is close to joining French giants Paris St Germain in the coming days on a two-year contract, and he will be joining them on a free transfer after his release by Real Madrid.

4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

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Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi has officially become a free agent, according to Sky Sports News. The 34-years-old playmaker came to the final stage of his Barcelona contract last season but saw his contract expired on June 30, 2021.

Amid the player’s participation in the ongoing Copa America, Barcelona is yet to open negotiations with the representatives of the player over potential contract talks for Lionel Messi and it is yet to be known if the player will be leaving Barcelona or whether he will sign a new contract at the club. Talks for a contract extension with Barcelona is expected to open immediately after Copa America.

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