Best free agents available in Europe this summer

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A great season of football is about to end. Only a handful of match days remains this season. But the most exciting part of the football season is around the corner, summer transfer window. The summer transfer window will be open next month. Many of the clubs will look to conclude their business early. Rumour mill will be at it’s best as many superstars will be linked to giants of European football.

Many of the stars are expected to make a switch. Especially the likes of Pogba, Werner, Pepe, Hazard and Boateng all highly expected to make a switch. But among all these high profiles transfers the best business a club can do is to a sign a free agent. Juventus have become a master of signing world-class players on free when their contract expires. Ramsay will be another name on their long list of free transfers as he will join the club this summer for free. Here we discuss the best free agents available this summer.

Adrien Rabiot

Rabiot was linked to a move to Barcelona last summer but PSG reportedly blocked the move. In December, he was frozen out from the first team and was forced to train with academy team by PSG.

He is still one of the talented midfielders in football. This season he has made 20 appearances for PSG. He has WhoScored.com rating of 7.14 for the season along with two goals and one assist.

He has been linked with Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and AC Milan.

Diego Godin

Godin has been one of the best centre-backs on the globe for the past few seasons. He is one of the key players of Diego Simeone’s Atletico set up.

In 44 games this season, he has an average rating of 7.06. He has an average 1.6 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 4.1 clearances per game. Godin has also contributed with 4 goals and 1 assist this season.

Godin has been linked with a switch to Inter Milan with reported interests from Juventus and AC Milan as well.

Ander Herrera

Herrera has been a key player for Manchester United. He is one of the few United players who has been in good form this season.

Herrera has an average rating of 6.93 this season. He has three goals and three assists this season and a pass success rate of 88.2%.

Herrera has been reported to have agreed to a contract with Paris Saint-German. He is expected to join them in the summer.

Juan Mata

Another United player whose contract expires this summer is Juan Mata. Mata has been a great player for United as well as for former club Chelsea in the Premier League.

In 32 games this season, he has an average rating of 6.61. Mata has 6 goals and 2 assist this season and a pass success rate of 86.8%.

Mata has been linked to Barcelona and Inter Milan.

David Luiz

Luiz has been ever-present for Chelsea this season. A key member of Sarri’s back line at Chelsea. He suits Sarri’s system well as a ball playing centre-back.

Luiz has played 45 games this season and has an average rating of 7.05. He averages 1.1 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 4.1 clearances per game. Luiz has also chipped in with 2 goals and 3 assist this season.

He is reported to be in talks with Chelsea regarding a contract extension but nothing has been materialised yet. He also reportedly rejected an offer from Qatar.

Other Notable Names

  • Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
  • Hector Herrera (Porto)
  • Oliver Giroud (Chelsea)
  • Alberto Moreno (Liverpool)
  • James Milner (Liverpool)
  • Mario Balotelli (Marseille)
  • Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
  • Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

*All the stats are from WhoScored.com

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