The best trick to assembling a formidable side in Career Mode is by signing players on contract expiry.
Not having to pay extortionate transfer fees means you can bring multiple superstars to your club in one window, and still have money to spare!
Find out what players you could snap up for free on FIFA 22 when their contracts expire in 2025.
What is a Contract Expiry signing?
A contract expiry signing is securing a player on a free transfer as the contract with their current club enters its final six months.
You sign the player on what is known as a pre-contract agreement, for the player to join your club on a free transfer when their current contract expires.
You can only sign players this way who have less than six months remaining on their contract and are over the age of 23.
TOP TIP: You can assign your scout to focus players who are nearing their contract expiry.
Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 91 - POT 91)
Position(s): CM, CAM
Club: Manchester City
Wage: £301,000 a week
Get the classy Belgian to run your midfield.
He will be in his mid-thirties and pace will be slipping, but that won't stop this magician from pinging wonder balls across the pitch as he does for Manchester City.
Neymar Jr (OVR 91 - POT 91)
Position(s): LW, CAM
Wage: £232,000 a week
A real superstar from PSG, you probably want to move him to the centre of the pitch as opposed to the wing with his pace also dropping.
Nevertheless, his ball control and skill moves will make him a match for any defence, finding space to slip players in or take a pop from range.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (OVR 89 - POT 91)
Wage: £206,000 a week
German stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be 33 years old by the time 2025 rolls around, but he could be the best GK available.
It will take a sizeable wage to get him to commit to your team, but it will be worth it.
Kai Havertz (OVR 84 - POT 91)
Position(s): CAM, CF, ST
Wage: £112,000 a week
A really exciting prospect, Kai Havertz could join your team just as he's fulfilling maximum potential.
The Chelsea man can play anywhere in midfield forward. Pace, height, ball control, passing, shooting, this guy has it all. Definitely a top target.
Vinicius Jr (OVR 84 - POT 91)
Club: Real Madrid
Wage: £142,000 a week
A superstar in the making, signing Vinicius after four seasons will still mean you see him growing to full potential.
If you want to strike fear into right-backs, this skillful pace merchant will do just that. Real Madrid's loss will be your gain!
Joshua Kimmich (OVR 89 - POT 90)
Position(s): CDM, RB
Wage: £138,000 a week
Already one of the best midfielders in the world, Joshua Kimmich's versatility makes him a terrific player to have in the squad.
The German maestro could be just past his peak in 2025, but he will still be an incredible player to sign for free.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (OVR 87 - POT 90)
Wage: £129,000 a week
One of Liverpool's most prized possessions, Trent Alexander-Arnold is a youngster who could serve your team for another decade, even if you have completed four seasons.
Great if you like whipping in crosses, and when his pace slows and he can't get up and down the wing you can move him into a midfield role.
Alphonso Davies (OVR 84 - POT 89)
Position(s): LB, LM
Club: Bayern Munich
Wage: £60,000 a week
We'd be surprised if you wait four seasons before getting Alphonso Davies in your team, but if you want him for free then fair play - you are more patient than us!
One of the top targets for anyone on Career Mode, the Bayern Munich man will be one of the best players on the game to control, matching smart defensive capabilities with great ball control and unreal pace.
Too long to wait?
If you don't want to be waiting until 2025 to bring players to your club for free, why not check out these other lists.