Turns out there are quite a few big names without a club already, as we present the top 10 free agents.
Free agents will likely be in more demand than ever during the summer transfer window, thanks to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many other businesses, football clubs across the planet have been hit hard by the disease’s global impact. Most teams, therefore, will operate under a restricted transfer budget.
Any big-money signings could then be a rare occurrence indeed for clubs.
So, with this in mind, let’s check out the top 10 free agents for this summer.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder is still without a club after leaving FC Sion in March.
The Swiss club named Song as one of nine players to get sacked as part of cost-cutting measures following the coronavirus outbreak. It remains uncertain what the 32-year-old’s plans are next.
Mario Gotze has embarked on a new chapter in his career this summer as his Borussia Dortmund contract has expired. Where he will go next remains anybody’s guess. Although there won’t be a shortage of offers anyway.
Clubs from Spain, Italy and his native Germany are all reportedly interested.
The 21-year-old defender has been an ever-present figure in Ligue 1 for the last four seasons at Nice, with already 102 appearances to his name.
As a talented young free agent, Sarr would make a brilliant coup for any top club. His reading of the game and technical abilities are already top notch, with Arsenal reportedly interested.
The four-time Premier League Golden Glove winner is on the prowl for a new club this summer after leaving Burnley.
Scottish champions Celtic are reportedly interested in Hart as a replacement for Craig Gordon and Fraser Forster. But while the goalkeeper is keen, Neil Lennon’s side are considering other options.
The 19-year-old stunned Manchester United by rejecting an alleged £30,000-per-week offer to leave Old Trafford as a free agent this summer, with Chelsea one of his possible destinations.
Although Gomes wants regular football, which is something Frank Lampard cannot guarantee.
It’s prompted talk of a move to Turkey as local outlet Fotomac claims Besiktas are keen and willing to offer Gomes regular first-team opportunities.
The former Manchester United captain is again a free agent after agreeing to end his contract with Liga de Quito following the coronavirus pandemic. A return to Europe, however, is unlikely.
The latest reports suggest MLS newbies Inter Miami and Mexican side Club America are in contention for Valencia.
Since his €17.70m arrival from Southampton in 2015, Clyne made over 100 appearances for Liverpool. A long-term back injury saw him fall down the pecking order behind Trent Alexander-Arnold, though. He didn’t even play a single game this season alone.
The right-back’s contract at Anfield has since expired.
The former Juventus forward is a free agent after leaving the Doha-based Al-Duhail Sports Club in July. He only played seven times for them and scored just one goal.
Mandzukic is yet to release any more details over his future, with rumours swirling over a potential Serie A return on the table.
The Scottish winger enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2018/19 to help Bournemouth keep their top-flight status for a fifth season. He scored seven times and assisted on 14 occasions, which made up 37% of the club’s Premier League goals.
Perhaps distracted by talk over his future, however, Fraser didn’t fare so well this season before leaving Bournemouth as a free agent.
Arsenal, Tottenham, Watford and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs reportedly interested in signing him.
Paris Saint-Germain’s record goalscorer’s contract is available and would surely represent a good bit of business for any top club.
Not only is the striker available for free, but he has a proven track record in European football following prolific spells for Napoli and PSG.
Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are reportedly leading the chase for Cavani’s signature.