The 2019/20 season is set to run deep into the summer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with players whose deals were due to expire on June 30 now either being extended short-term, moving to new clubs. So the deal is agreed, or abandoned. Free agents.
Here’s a look at nine of the hottest stars now looking for new clubs after becoming free agents on July 1.
Cavani was clinical at PSG/Xavier Laine/Getty Images.
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Joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2013, Cavani became the club’s top goalscorer with 200 goals in just 301 appearances.
With PSG, he has won the league six times, while he has also won the Coupe de la Ligue five times and the Coupe de France four times.
But after seven years, he will leave Paris and has decided not to sign a short-term contract extension so he can play for his side in the remaining cup games as well as the Champions League.
His wages won’t come cheap but, even at 33, he’s one of the hardest working class forwards around.
Man Utd had high hopes Angel Gomes/Catherine Ivel/Getty Images
Angel Gomes was once considered the future of Manchester United, becoming the first player to appear in the Premier League in the 2000s when he came on as a substitute against Crystal Palace in May 2017.
However, he has struggled for first-team minutes since then and while a new contract was in talks for a while, Gomes rejected United’s offers. As a result, the 19-year-old will leave the club he joined as a six-year-old – but while he has no shortage of suitors, it remains unclear who Where will he go?
Joe Hart will be looking to rebuild his reputation at his new home / Nigel Roddis/Getty Images
Things haven’t quite gone to plan for Joe Hart at Burnley. Looking to rebuild his reputation at Turf Moor, Hart made just 24 appearances for the Clarets after joining in August 2018, scoring 48 goals and keeping just six clean sheets.
In 2019/20, Hart failed to make a single Premier League appearance, starting just two FA Cup games and one EFL Cup match.
The free agent is now being linked with a number of clubs in England, after Burnley did not take up the option to sign Hart to a short-term extension.
Fraser has struggled to make an impact this season / Ruby J Barratt – AMA/Getty Images
It was a bittersweet end to Ryan Fraser’s Bournemouth career, with the winger keen to move on and deciding not to sign a short-term extension to help his side fight relegation.
Fraser was linked with a move last summer after a very impressive 2018/19 campaign in which he scored eight goals and provided 15 assists in all competitions. However, he was unable to replicate that season, managing just one goal and four assists.
However, interest in him remains, with a source confirming to 90 Minutes in March that Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton were all monitoring his situation.
Gotze’s time at Dortmund is up / de Fudi Images/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed in May that Gotze will leave Dortmund when his contract expires after the player and the club reached an agreement.
Often cited as a World Cup final goalscorer who was expected to achieve greatness but didn’t deliver, it’s worth remembering that Gotze had to deal with a number of issues off the pitch. need of
He made 219 appearances, scoring an unimpressive 45 goals and providing 61 assists.
Burnley boss Sean Dye was unhappy with the fact his board were unable to agree a short-term contract extension with the likes of Jeff Hendricks.
After four years and 139 appearances at Burnley, Hendricks has left the club. Most notably (and most awkwardly), Hendrick has been linked with a move abroad – specifically to Milan.
Ngakia has a career ahead of him / Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images
West Ham have confirmed Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Sanchez will also leave the club with talented youngster Jeremy Ngakia on June 30 after failing to agree a new deal or a short-term extension.
Right and Left has a very bright career ahead of him, but clearly he and his representatives came to the conclusion that a move away from East London would help his development. Now a free agent, several clubs will be vying for his signature.
Klein has struggled with injuries / James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images
It’s fair to say that Nathaniel Clyne has struggled with injuries during his five-year spell with Liverpool. The right-back actually made 52 appearances in all competitions during his first season at the club. However, since then, he has only managed 51 more appearances with the rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold pushing him further out of the picture.
Still only 29, the man Jurgen Klopp once viewed as ‘the machine’ will now look to rebuild his career elsewhere.
– 21 years old
– Back to center
– More than 100 appearances in the French top division
– Can also be played on the left side.
– Most importantly, it is available for free.
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— Sean ??♂️ (@ftbsean) June 30, 2020
Mullingar decided against signing a new contract with Nice after a disappointing 2019/20 season in which he spent time filling in at left-back.
The versatile 21-year-old should be on the wish-list of a number of clubs in Europe as he has all the attributes to become a top defender. Equally, of course, any potential suitors would be able to take him on a free transfer, which would only increase interest in him.
Sarr has recently been linked with Arsenal and Manchester City among a number of other top sides, and it’s clear to see why.
This is a deal that most clubs in Europe should do.
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