The FIFA 21 Career Mode transfer market can be an expensive place but signing players for free is a great way to improve your team on a budget.
Find out below which players’ contracts expire in 2025.
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 older using this method too, so it is no good for picking up wonderkids.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (OVR 90 – POT 93)
Value: £99 million (£210.4 million release clause)
Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has the highest potential of any goalkeeper on FIFA 21.
A potential of 93 does mean MATS won’t come cheap, but a deal for free would have to come when he is 33 years old.
Bernardo Silva (OVR 87 – POT 88)
Position(s): RW, CAM, CM
Value: £85.5 million (£164.6 million release clause)
Versatile midfield player Bernardo Silva is equally comfortable on the wing or more centrally.
Silva possesses great dribbling attributes, but his 93 Stamina allows him to work tirelessly for 90 minutes.
Bruno Fernandes (OVR 87 – POT 90)
Position(s): CAM, CM
Value: £95 million (£187.5 million release clause)
Bruno Fernandes has quickly established himself as one of the best creative midfielders in the world since arriving at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese star has an incredible engine with 94 Stamina, but also is a goal threat with 89 Long Shots and 89 Shot Power.
Ciro Immobile (OVR 87 – POT 87)
Value: £70.2 million (£119.3 million release clause)
One of the deadliest finishers on FIFA 21, Ciro Immobile enjoyed a wonderful 2019/20 campaign scoring 39 goals in all competitions.
With 93 Positioning and 93 Finishing, Immobile will sniff out goals.
Kai Havertz (OVR 85 – POT 93)
Position(s): CAM, RM, CF
Value: £108.9 million (£228.7 million release clause)
Chelsea new boy Kai Havertz is tipped for great things in his career.
The German youngster boasts pace, skill and 85 Finishing, making him the complete attacking midfielder.
Leroy Sane (OVR 85 – POT 90)
Value: £73.4 million (£126.5 million release clause)
Another summer signing, Leroy Sane has been added to Bayern’s already incredible attacking ranks.
Sane’s blistering 93 Pace sets him apart, although he has good dribbling and shooting stats too.
Timo Werner (OVR 85 – POT 88)
Position(s): ST, LW
Value: £67.1 million (£132.4 million release clause)
Former RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has already taken over penalty duties at Chelsea.
Werner combines pace and clinical finishing to provide a constant threat to opposition defences.
Hakim Ziyech (OVR 85 – POT 86)
Position(s): CAM, RW
Value: £55.8 million (£110.2 million release clause)
With a goal and an assist on his Premier League debut, Hakim Ziyech looks like a great signing by Frank Lampard.
Not as quick as Havertz and Werner, Ziyech’s passing ability is top-class with 89 Long Passing and 88 Crossing.
Luis Alberto (OVR 85 – POT 85)
Position(s): CAM, CM, CF
Value: £51.8 million (£88 million release clause)
Lazio playmaker Luis Alberto has become a world-class midfielder since leaving Liverpool.
If you want a player to keep things ticking in midfield, Alberto is your man with 90 Short Passing.
Federico Valverde (OVR 83 – POT 90)
Value: £66.2 million (£148.8 million release clause)
Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde has the potential to become one of the best CMs on the game.
Valverde is a true box to box midfielder with a blend of pace, power and technical ability.
|M. ter Stegen||28||GK||Barcelona||Germany||90||93||£99m||£234k|
|B. Silva||25||RW CAM CM||Man City||Portugal||87||88||£85.5m||£207k|
|B. Fernandes||25||CAM CM||Man Utd||Portugal||87||90||£95m||£176k|
|K. Havertz||21||CAM RM CF||Chelsea||Germany||85||93||£108.9m||£95k|
|T. Werner||24||ST LW||Chelsea||Germany||85||88||£67.1m||£122k|
|H. Ziyech||27||CAM RW||Chelsea||Morocco||85||86||£55.8m||£126k|
|L. Alberto||27||CAM CM CF||Lazio||Spain||85||85||£51.8m||£90k|
|F. Valverde||21||CM||Real Madrid||Uruguay||83||90||£66.2m||£122k|
|F. Mendy||25||LB||Real Madrid||France||83||88||£44.6m||£144k|
|S. Bergwijn||22||LM LW RM||Spurs||Netherlands||83||88||£50.4m||£95k|
|D. van de Beek||23||CM CAM||Man Utd||Netherlands||83||87||£46.8m||£113k|
|J. Cancelo||26||RB||Man City||Portugal||83||86||£39.2m||£126k|