FIFA 20 Career Mode: Contract Expiry signings ending in 2021 – Messi, Sane, Neuer & more

Getting those players who’s contracts are running down can save you big bucks.

Tom Young by Tom Young

You’ve got to look after your cash on FIFA 20 Career Mode, and picking up players on a contract expiry signing can be the perfect solution.

A lot of the world’s best have contracts up next term, and it means that it’s just 18 months on the game before you can make your move.

Head here for how to make a contract expiring signings.




Lionel Messi (OVR 94 – POT 94)

Age: 32

Position(s): RW, ST, CF

Club: Barcelona

Country: Argentina

Wage: £504,000 a week

Where else can you begin? The best player in FIFA 20, with a confirmed rating of 94, Lionel Messi. Whilst the team at EA may believe that Messi has reached his maximum potential, with a 94 rating, how can you go wrong.

Whilst the potential of signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner on a free seems ideal, there is a stumbling block when it comes to his wages. You would have to find a wage close to the £500,000 on his current deal, severely limiting the clubs who can acquire his services.

Sergio Aguero (OVR 90 – POT 90)

Age: 31

Position(s): ST

Club: Manchester City

Country: Argentina

Wage: £279,000 a week

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is the next name with a contract expiring in 2021. The Argentinian forward will have spent 10 seasons on the blue side of Manchester by the time 2021 comes around, and having won plenty of trophies, may decide it’s time for a new challenge.

READ MORE: 2020 Contract Expiry signings on FIFA 20 Career Mode

Aguero will be coming towards the latter stages of his career by this point, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a worthwhile signing. Again, you may need to negotiate his contract down from his current £265k a week deal.

Luis Suarez (OVR 89 – POT 89)

Age: 32

Position(s): ST 

Club: Barcelona

Country: Uruguay

Wage: £314,000 a week

Another top-class striker whose current contract will expire in 2021 is Barcelona’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. Whilst the forward may have had controversy follow him throughout his career, the one thing which cannot be argued is his ability to find the back of the net.

With plenty of other expensive forwards already on Barcelona’s books, you may be able to grab him cheap with his contract up in 2021, although we would suggest trying to negotiate that £313k a week wage.


Manuel Neuer (OVR 89 – POT 89)

Age: 33

Position(s): GK

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Germany

Wage: £144,000 a week

Germany and Bayern Munich’s number one Manuel Neuer will see his contract expire in 2021. Having struggled with injuries over the past couple of seasons, the German champions could be prepared to let the 33-year-old go on a free.

With Neuer set to be 35 years old by the time his contract expires, you may only get a couple of seasons out of the 6’4″ stopper, but if you can talk his wage down, he will still be a solid ‘keeper to add to any side.

Sergio Ramos (OVR 89 – POT 89)

Age: 33

Position(s): CB

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Spain

Wage: £270,000 a week

It’s hard to imagine Real Madrid’s skipper Sergio Ramos not finishing his career with the club, but aged 33 and more cards than you can shake a stick at, you wonder how much longer he will be a starter.

You can poach the Spanish World Cup winner by offering him wages around the £200,000 mark in January 2021.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (OVR 88 – POT 88)

Age: 29

Position(s): ST, LM

Club: Arsenal

Country: Gabon

Wage: £180,000 a week

Despite netting 20 goals this season, there are still question marks over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal.

READ MORE: Arsenal FIFA 20 tips – how to lineup & who to sign

With 95 sprint speed and 93 acceleration in the latest edition of the game, the forward will remain one of the quickest and deadly strikers for anyone who likes to play fast-paced football.

Samir Handanovic (OVR 88 – POT 88)

Age: 34

Position(s): GK

Club: Inter Milan

Country: Slovenia

Wage: £99,000 a week

If Neuer isn’t the ‘keeper for you, fear not, because there is another elite stopper whose contract is up in 2021, Inter Milan’s Samir Handanovic.

Like his German counterpart, Handanovic will be in his late 30s come 2021, but with a current wage of less than £100k, you could get the Slovenian cheap as chips on a short-term deal.

Paul Pogba (OVR 87 – POT 91)

Age: 25

Position(s): CM, CDM

Club: Manchester United

Country: France

Wage: £220,000 a week

Another player who was heavily linked with a move away from his current club this summer, Paul Pogba. One of the best midfielders in the world on his day, Pogba has struggled to hit the heights of his Juventus days since his move back to Manchester United and may be looking for a move away by the time his contract expires in 2021.

With a potential overall of 91, the team at EA believe that Pogba could find his way back to being one of the best midfielders in the world should he find the right club, and if you play your cards right, you could bring him to your side on the cheap with his contract running down.

Angel Di Maria (OVR 87 – POT 87)

Age: 31

Position(s): RW, LW

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Country: Argentina

Wage: £144,000 a week

A consistent performer, there’ll be countless suitors for when Angel Di Maria leaves PSG. Could that be to your club on FIFA 20’s Career Mode?

READ MORE: Best young strikers (ST & CF) to sign on FIFA 20 Career Mode

The Argentine can operate on either flank and has been deployed in midfield in the past, and can be landed for wages of around £120,000 a week.

Leroy Sane (OVR 86 – POT 90)

Age: 23

Position(s): LW

Club: Manchester City

Country: Germany

Wage: £176,000 a week

Perhaps the most likely player to be on the move soon is Leroy Sane, with Bayern Munich long-time admirers of the 23-year-old.

With electrifying pace (96 sprint speed), strong dribbling (88 dribbling) and a canon of a shot (87 shot power) the German will be a joy to play with on FIFA 20.

Full list of players ending contracts in 2021 above 84 OVR

 L. Messi32RW
 S. Agüero31ST Man CityArgentina9090£279k
 L. Suárez32ST BarcelonaUruguay8989£315k
 M. Neuer33GK Bayern MunichGermany8989£144k
 Sergio Ramos33CB Real MadridSpain8989£270k
 P. Aubameyang30ST
 S. Handanovič34GK Inter MilanSlovenia8888£99k
 P. Pogba26CM
Man UtdFrance8788£189k
 A. Di María31RW
 L. Sané23LW Man CityGermany8690£176k
Bayern MunichSpain8686£149k
 G. Donnarumma20GK AC MilanItaly8592£30k
 R. Bürki28GK Borussia DortmundSwitz.8586£83k
 T. Müller29CAM
Bayern MunichGermany8585£140k
 G. Wijnaldum28CM
 I. Rakitić31CM BarcelonaCroatia8585£198k
 G. Higuaín31ST PiemonteArgentina8585£153k
Man CityBrazil8585£153k
 Alex Telles26LB PortoBrazil8485£20k
 M. Depay25CF
 J. Iličić31CF
 A. Vidal32CM

READ MORE: Best young RW & RM to sign in Career Mode

Tom Young