Last season saw the likes of Daniel Pranjic, Khalid Boulharouz and Alessandro Del Piero leaving their clubs on free transfers after the expiry of their respective contracts. Currently the list of players going into the final year of their contract this season is much larger than at this point last term and with several big names and up-and coming forces all available to talk transfers from the 1st January.
While Carles Puyol is one of them he is widely expected to sign a new deal at Barca and AC Milan stopper Christian Abbiati is also exempt as he intends on retiring at the curtailment of the season.
Yet there is still plenty on offer with internationals from around the globe available.
Here is our European ‘Bosman XI’…
GK: Morgan De Sanctis - Napoli
DC: Salvatore Bochetti - Rubin Kazan
DC: Douglas - FC Twente
DL: Anthony Reveilleire - Lyon
DR: Mathieu Flamini - AC Milan
MC: Lewis Holtby - Schalke 04
MC: Anatoliy Tymoschuk - FC Bayern
CAM: Keisuke Honda - CSKA Moscow
RW: Cristian Tello - Barcelona
LW: Nene - Paris Saint-Germain
ST: Klaas Jan Huntelaar - Schalke 04
GK: Stephan Andersen - Evian Thonon
DF: Marc Muniesa - Barcelona
DF: Siaka Tiene - Paris Saint-Germain
MF: Moussa Sissoko - Toulouse
MF: Zdravko Kuzmanovic - Stuttgart
FW: Miralem Sulejmani - Ajax
ST: Fernando Llorente - Athletic Bilbao
Don’t fancy any of these names then how about Tiago, Claudio Pizarro, Yoann Gouffran, Benoit Cheyrou, Atiba Hutchinson, Pablo Aimar, Daniel Carrico, Daniel Van Buyten, McDonald Mariga, Daniele Bonera, Diego Perez, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Mathieu Bodmer, Dimitri Torbinskiy, Tomas Necid, Joan Verdu, Guillame Hoarau and many more…
It is certainly a situation to keep an eye on and come January we will re-monitor the situation and assess who could walk away for free next summer.
Who would you want your team to pick up on a bargain?
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