Five Football Players Who Might Change the Club this Summer as a Free Agent

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The contract is a big deal from both sides: it shows how desperately the club needs this particular player and how much he respects the badge. But in the end, it all gets to a couple of straightforward questions: how big will the salary be and how long will he stay.

The second part became the most uncomfortable one in the pandemic days. Many big clubs can’t splash their money as they used to, so they think more strategically. The players and their agents understand that and try to adapt to these new market rules.

The situation brings us to a moment when only the chosen clubs can keep on paying huge salaries to the main squad and those who will always be ready to replace them in the case of injury. The others are looking for ways to cut corners and might count only on the first eleven. The rest of the team will have to be less qualified to find the funds to strengthen the main squad.

Because of that, many rumours come to life, which soccer fans can find at https://bookmaker-ratings.com/, and they also make bets on the most intriguing transfers that might take place in summer. Since many top players’ contracts expire, we might see a lot of moves. Let’s check the most interesting ones.

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

The French national star, unstoppable forward, and one of the fastest soccer players needs to make a big career decision. Different reports give some distorted information about a new prolongation offer from PSG. One joint statement is that Kylian needs to stay a Ligue 1 team player through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After that, Real Madrid can sign him for a fixed fee.

According to many sources, the Spanish club tries to save face. It will drop any subsequent negotiations with the Mbappe agent if he decides to further step into the PSG contract discussion.

Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

Chelsea is having a fun time working over a defender’s contracts extension this season. So far, only Thiago Silva and Trevoh Chalobah have made their decisions in favour of Londoners.

Azpilicueta wants a 2+1 contract, but the club never gives those to the age players, and he was offered 1+1. Barcelona wants him, and at 32, it might be the last chance to change the country, try himself in La Liga and get a big contract.

Christensen is tied to big clubs, such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The same can be said about Rudiger, but more potential buyers are lined up: in addition to those already mentioned, Real Madrid and Juventus would like to see him as their player.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

At the start of this season, nobody could predict that Pogba would leave the club: the French midfielder made four assists in a game versus Leeds, was magnificent on the field, and the manager loved him. But after that, the next step of the “Paul Pogba cycle” came to life: the interest in soccer gradually left him. He was everywhere in the first games: passing the ball, shooting, making tackles, and pressing the opponent.

By September, he was more or less attacking, and that’s about it. In November, there’s was no Pogba we’ve seen in summer: the player was barely making runs. The last thing he did on the field for United in Premier League was a red card acquisition in the Liverpool match last fall.

French last played under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Ralf Rangnick doesn’t think he will have a place in a new project. Although, if Pogba can and will be fit to help Manchester United this season, he is welcomed on the field.

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