FIFA 21 Career Mode: Contract Expiry 2021 (first season) – Messi, Modric, Ramos & more

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Everyone loves a bargain.

Contract Expiry Signings are the shrewdest types of deals, allowing you to agree a free move for a player as their contract runs out.


Tap up these players in January 2021 for some remarkable moves in FIFA 21 Career Mode.

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Lionel Messi (OVR 93 - POT 93)

Lionel Messi’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2021.

It is well documented that Messi wants to leave the Nou Camp in real life, but can you be the manager to get the deal done on FIFA 21?

Sergio Aguero (OVR 89 - POT 89)


If you are struggling for goals, then look no further.

Sergio Aguero could be available on a free in the first season of FIFA 21 Career Mode, a great signing for any club.

Sergio Ramos (OVR 89 - POT 89)

A born winner.

Spanish legend Sergio Ramos is not only a great defender, he scores goals too! Keep your eye out on FIFA 21 Career Mode as he may just become available in January 2021.

Angel Di Maria (OVR 87 - POT 87)


What a season Angel Di Maria had last year.

Double as many assists as anyone else in Ligue 1, Di Maria could provide the spark in your team and is available on a free in 2021!

Luka Modric (OVR 87 - POT 87)

Still bossing the midfield, Luka Modric is the only player to break the Ronaldo-Messi Balon d'Or dynasty since 2008.

Modric will be 35 by the time he links up with your club, and although his rating may drop - he can at least provide strong cover in your squad.

Giorgio Chiellini (OVR 87 - POT 87)


Aged 35, Giorgio Chiellini could just be that bit too old, and it wouldn't surprise us if he retired at the end of the season.

If you get lucky and agree a contract expiry deal in January, he'd still be a great acquisition, just bear in mind his OVR could be around 83 by the team he plays for you.

Paul Pogba (OVR 86 - POT 87)

Can you get Paul Pogba back to his best?

Pogba’s form at Manchester United has been somewhat inconsistent, but the mercurial Frenchman could be available to sign for free in the first season of FIFA 21 Career Mode.