14 Oct 2021 1:50 PM +00:00

FM22 Contract Expiry 2023: Salah and Mane could be FREE next season

Everyone loves a bargain, and in FM22 there will be some massive superstars available for free at the end of your second season.

With many players running down their contracts in order to force big moves, will you be able to swoop in and gazump your rivals?

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Contract Expiry 2023 Signings

From Ballon d'Or nominees to the son of a legend, we have you covered when it comes to free agents in 2023.

Of course, these are all conditional on players not signing new contracts/signing for other clubs. However, we believe many of these players will be available for you to approach.

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As a special bonus, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will both be available for free in 2023 - if they're still playing of course.

Robert Lewandowski

Age: 31

Position: ST (C)

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Wage: £351,000

One of the greatest strikers Europe has ever seen, Lewandowski is rumoured to be considering a move away from Bayern Munich.

With the Polish goal machine coming to the end of his career - and carrying a massive wage - it may not be your most shrewd signing, but surely the risk would be worth it to capture one of the greatest strikers in world football?

Jan Oblak

Age: 27

Position: GK

Wage: £271,000

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STATS BOMB - FM22's Data Hub will you allow you to closely track your player's progression

Oblak never seems to get the credit he deserves, but he's certain to be one of the highest-rated goalkeepers in FM22.

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With his contract coming to an end at the right side of 30, many of Europe's top clubs will be hunting him down.

If you're looking for a top-class number 1 to guard your net, look no further than Oblak.

Marcus Rashford

Age: 22

Position: AM (L), ST (C)

Wage: £180,000

How many chances will you get at signing a Sir for free? Well, that's a possibility in FM22 with Marcus Rashford's contract coming to an end in 2023.

We'd be amazed if Manchester United didn't try to extend it, but that shouldn't stop you from trying to capture one of England's brightest stars.

Mo Salah

Age: 28

Position: AM (RL), ST (C)

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Wage: £200,000

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The Egyptian wizard has been one of the main reasons for Liverpool's recent resurgence, but could you pull Mo Salah in a different direction?

Certain to score goals and create chances for your forward line, acquiring Mo for nothing would be a shrewd purchase. His wages might be high, but it's worth the investment for such a quality player.

Sadio Mane

Age: 28

Position: AM (RL), ST (C)

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Wage: £180,000

Can't get Mo? Why not go for Mane instead?

The speedier section of the Mane-Salah-Firmino trio, Mane is another player who guarantees you goals.

In FM22, Mane is guaranteed to be up to his usual tricks, scoring goals and bagging tons of assists - how can you pass on a player like that for free?

Youri Tielemans

Age: 23

Position: M (C), AM (C)

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Wage: £120,000

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One of the youngest options on this list, Youri Tilemens is certainly a midfielder that has caught the eye of Europe's top clubs.

His technical ability at the heart of Leicester's midfield has made the Belgian one of the hottest prospects in world football. Formerly an FM wonderkid, is now the time to bring Tielemans to the very top of the game?

Kingsley Coman

Age: 24

Position: M (RL), AM (RL)

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Wage: £141,000

Already boasting an impressive trophy cabinet, signing Kingsley Coman for free could be the best piece of business you'll ever do on FM22.

His pace, crossing, and composure making him one of the most dangerous wingers in the game, with plenty of scope to develop into one of the best players in the world.

Bayern may be reluctant to let him go, but any one can be swayed by a big wage packet.

Marcus Thuram

Age: 22

Position: AM (L), ST (C)

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Wage: £44,000

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The son of a footballing icon and a former FM wonderkid, Marcus Thuram is a player that many FM players will already be familiar with.

His versatlity across the forward line is matched by an impressive array of physical and techinal stats.

Strong, determined, and destined to go to the top, can you build your team around the bargain of the century?

N'Golo Kante

Age: 29

Position: DM, M (C)

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Wage: £290,000

The nicest man in football is available for nothing, and that seems like an offer too good to refuse.

A Champions League, Premier League, and World Cup winner, Kante is the midfielder every manager craves.

At the end of your second season on FM22, the Chelsea dominator could be available for nothing. Despite his high earnings, Kante is guaranteed to be one of the best free transfers you'll ever make.

Raheem Sterling

Age: 25

Position: M (RL), AM (RL)

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Wage: £200,000

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With Sterling being pushed out of Manchester City by the likes of Jack Grealish, is it any wonder that he may depart at the end of his current contract?

A wonderkid for the ages in past games, Sterling is still at a young age in FM22 and is ready to become the star man in your side.

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Can you swoop in and steal Guardiola's former star for free?

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