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03 Nov 2020

FIFA 21 Career Mode: Contract Expiry Signings 2023 (third season) – Oblak, De Bruyne, Lewandowski & more

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Jan Oblak (OVR 91 – POT 93)

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Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 91 – POT 91)

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Robert Lewandowski (OVR 91 – POT 91)

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Mohamed Salah (OVR 90 – POT 90)

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Sadio Mane (OVR 90 – POT 90)

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Virgil van Dijk (OVR 90 – POT 91)

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Casemiro (OVR 89 – POT 89)

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Manuel Neuer (OVR 89 – POT 89)

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N’Golo Kante (OVR 88 – POT 88)

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Joshua Kimmich (OVR 88 – POT 90)

FIFA 21 Career Mode offers the option to sign players on a free, provided their contract is running out at the end of the season.

Check out the best players who could become available during the third season.

As players contracts run out on FIFA 21 Career Mode, they can be signed on a ‘pre-contract’ agreement.

This avoids paying a hefty transfer fee, although you will have to wait until the start of the new season for them to join.

You can only sign players aged 23 and over using this method too, so it is no good for picking up wonderkids.

Jan Oblak (OVR 91 – POT 93)

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Age: 27

Position(s): GK

Value: £108 million (£229.5 million release clause)

Wage: £113k

The best goalkeeper on FIFA 21, Jan Oblak could be even better by the time his contract runs out in 2023.

Phenomenal 92 GK Handling is the Slovenian’s best attribute, with a couple of other 90s too!

Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 91 – POT 91)

Kevin De Bruyne FIFA 21

Age: 29

Position(s): CAM, CM

Value: £116.1 million (£214.8 million release clause)

Wage: £333k

One of, if not the best midfielders on the planet right now!

Kevin De Bruyne has so many incredible attributes its impossible to single them out, the Belgian can do it all.

Robert Lewandowski (OVR 91 – POT 91)

lewandowski FIFA 21

Age: 31

Position(s): ST

Value: £99.9 million (£164.8 million release clause)

Wage: £216k

You might be reluctant to splash over £100 million on a 31-year-old, but you could wait and get Robert Lewandowski for nothing towards the end of his career.

One of the most clinical players on FIFA 21, Lewandowski’s 94 Finishing and 94 Positioning are top-class.

Mohamed Salah (OVR 90 – POT 90)

Mo Salah FIFA 21

Age: 28

Position(s): RW

Value: £108.5 million (£200.6 million release clause)

Wage: £225k

At 28, Mohamed Salah may be past his peak in 2023, but he will still be an excellent player.

Excellent pace, dribbling and finishing attributes make Salah one of the best goalscoring wingers around.

Sadio Mane (OVR 90 – POT 90)

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Age: 28

Position(s): LW

Value: £108.5 million (£200.6 million release clause)

Wage: £225k

Similar to teammate Salah, Sadio Mane is a prolific goalscoring winger.

Lightning fast with 94 Pace, Mane could transition into a striker later in his career with 90 Finishing too.

Virgil van Dijk (OVR 90 – POT 91)

Virgil Van Dijk FIFA 21

Age: 28

Position(s): CB

Value: £101.7 million (£195.8 million release clause)

Wage: £189k

Another of the best in his position on FIFA 21, Virgil van Dijk is almost impossible to beat.

Quick, strong, and defensively sound, van Dijk is the perfect centre back. He is comfortable on the ball too with 86 Long Passing.

Casemiro (OVR 89 – POT 89)

Casemiro

Age: 28

Position(s): CDM

Value: £81.5 million (£167 million release clause)

Wage: £279k

Real Madrid defensive midfielder Casemiro is the glue that holds their midfield together.

The Brazilian’s excellent defensive qualities allow more creative players to flourish in front of him. Casemiro’s 81 Long Shots mean he pops up with the odd screamer too!

Manuel Neuer (OVR 89 – POT 89)

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Age: 34

Position(s): GK

Value: £15.8 million (£26 million release clause)

Wage: £117k

At 34, Manuel Neuer may have eyes on retirement in 2023.

If he does become available however, you could secure yourself a reliable goalkeeper for a season or two.

N’Golo Kante (OVR 88 – POT 88)

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Age: 29

Position(s): CDM, CM

Value: £70.2 million (£133.4 million release clause)

Wage: £171k

French phenom N’Golo Kante’s incredible stamina is well known in the footballing world.

The World Cup winner boasts the second highest stamina on the game with a rating of 96!

Joshua Kimmich (OVR 88 – POT 90)

Kimmich FIFA 21

Age: 25

Position(s): CDM, RB

Value: £92.7 million (£159.9 million release clause)

Wage: £131k

Bayern and Germany maestro Joshua Kimmich is already regarded is one of the top players in world football at just 25 years old.

The versatile midfielder can play in defence too, with penalties his only attribute rated below 61.

Player Age Position Club Country OVR POT Value Wage
J. Oblak27GKAtletico MadridSlovenia9193£108m£113k
K. De Bruyne29CAM CMMan CityBelgium9191£116.1m£333k
R. Lewandowski31STBayernPoland9191£99.9m£216k
M. Salah28RWLiverpoolEgypt9090£108.5m£225k
S. Mane28LWLiverpoolSenegal9090£108.5m£225k
V. van Dijk28CBLiverpoolNetherlands9091£101.7m£189k
Casemiro28CDMReal MadridBrazil8989£81.5m£279k
M. Neuer34GKBayernGermany8989£15.8m£117k
N. Kante29CDM CMChelseaFrance8888£70.2m£171k
J. Kimmich25CDM RBBayernGermany8890£92.7m£131k
R. Sterling25LW RWMan CityEngland8890£103.1m£243k
K. Koulibaly29CBNapoliSenegal8888£68.9m£126k
H. Son27LM CFSpursKorea Republic8888£87.8m£180k
T. Kroos30CMReal MadridGermany8888£78.8m£279k
J. Sancho20RM CF CAMDortmundEngland8793£111.6m£74k
Fabinho26CDMLiverpoolBrazil8789£79.7m£140k
R. Firmino28CFLiverpoolBrazil8787£73.4m£171k
K. Navas33GKPSGCosta Rica8787£23.4m£99k
S. Busquets31CDM CMBarcelonaSpain8787£50.4m£216k
P. Aubameyang31ST LWArsenalGabon8787£60.8m£153k