The summer transfer window always brings surprises. This summer is no different, with plenty of Europe’s elite looking to strengthen for next season, the window is bound to have twists and turns.
Everybody has their eyes on the expensive transfers, looking at the likes of Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane and Neymar, but this summer it could be the complete opposite of expensive that brings the biggest surprises.
Every year there are a number of high-profile footballers that become free agents, but this year looks a special year for the free transfer. From the Premier League to Serie A, La Liga to the Bundesliga, a range of household names could walk away from their clubs for absolutely nothing this summer.
Whilst expensive, marquee signings are the events creating the most drama and excitement during the window, it might be worth having a look at the free agents list. Better yet, clubs can start working on the deals now. Any player in the final six months of their contract can be approached now, securing a pre-contract agreement so that they can move as soon as the window opens. For some clubs, their best business could be done and dusted before the window has even opened.
There are some fantastic players available for free this summer. Here, we will look at some of the best and what clubs they could be moving to.