12 Oct 2021 1:32 PM +00:00

FM22 Contract Expiry Signings 2022: Mbappe and Pogba to be available for FREE

It's always important to maximise your transfer budget, and things will be no different in Football Manager 2022.

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With brand new features highlighting the importance of Deadline Day, can you spoil the party and do your best business before the window even opens?

Contract Expiry 2022 Signings

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There's something undeniably satisfying about swooping in to make a marquee signing for free.

Whilst compensation may be due for players under the age of 23, there's nothing better than seeing the 'approach to sign' button appear next to one of your top targets.

In this list, you're certain to find many top stars that will take your FM22 save to the next level.

Kylian Mbappe

Age: 22

Position: AM (RL), ST (C)

Wage: £403,000

BEAT THE TRAFFIC - Signing these players on pre-contracts will allow you to relax during Deadline Day
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BEAT THE TRAFFIC - Signing these players on pre-contracts will allow you to relax during Deadline Day

Undoubtedly the most prestigious name on this list, Mbappe is the subject of a contract dispute with current employers PSG.

Many of Europe's elite will be sniffing around, but could you be the man to persuade Mbappe to move away from France and begin a trophy-filled career in FM22?

Paulo Dybala

Age: 27

Position: AM (C), AM (R), ST (C)

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Wage: £237,000

Dybala has seemingly been linked with a move away from Juventus every summer, but the time may have finally come for the tricky attacker to leave Turin.

With the Argentine hotshot available for nothing in the summer of 2022, you'd be crazy not to try and bring him to your club.

Angel Di Maria

Age: 32

Position: ML, AM (RL), AM (C)

Wage: £235,000

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STRAIGHT FACTS - FM22's new Data Hub will allow you to keep track of your new signings

Another Argentine star who has been eclipsed by Messi's arrival in Paris, Di Maria could well be looking for another move.

A certified superstar looking for his last big contract, could you persuade him to become an icon at your club?

Franck Kessie

Age: 24

Position: DM, M (C)

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Wage: £72,000

Football Manager is all about securing those wonderkids, and FM22 will be no different.

When a player like Franck Kessie is available for free, you'd be mad not to try and sign him.

Strong, dynamic, and with bags of potential, Kessie is one of the best bargains available in FM22.

Paul Pogba

Age: 27

Position: M (C), AM (C)

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Wage: £290,000

PASS MASTER - Signing Paul Pogba would undoubtedly increase your team's chance creation statistics
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PASS MASTER - Signing Paul Pogba would undoubtedly increase your team's chance creation statistics

The agent fees may be astronomical, but it's worth it for a player of Pogba's stature.

Free to leave Manchester United next summer - if you dare - could you be the man to find Pogba a home and take him to the next level?

Leon Goretzka

Age: 26

Position: DM, M (C)

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Wage: £175,000

A slightly lower-risk option to Pogba, Goretzka is certain to be one of the most well-rounded midfielders in FM22.

Reliable at the heart of your team, Goretzka could easily take your side to next level, or add quality where you need it most.

For absolutely nothing, this German star is bound to be a success.

Andrea Belotti

Age: 27

Position: ST (C)

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Wage: £65,000

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU - FM22's enhanced staff meetings will keep your players on track

Belotti has quietly been tucking away the goals for Torino for a number of years, and after success with Italy at Euro 2020, maybe it's time the Italian moved up a gear.

Certain to score goals for any side, could you snap up Belotti for free and turn him into one of Europe's top marksmen?

Ousmane Dembele

Age: 23

Position: MR, ML, AM (RL)

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Wage: £212,000

Barcelona once dropped over £100 million on Dembele, but it's never really worked out for the former Dortmund man.

A departure from Spain could be the best thing to reignite Dembele's career, are you the manager that can get him back on track?

Matthias Ginter

Age: 26

Position: D (C)

Wage: £55,000

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BACK TO FRONT - This brand new role will allow you to change the way your team plays

A solid defender is on everyone's wishlist, and one could be available for nothing in FM22.

Ginter is Mr. consistent for Borussia Mönchengladbach, but it could be time for the German to take the next step in his career. Could you be the man to guide him there? For free, you'd be mad not to try.

Luis Suarez

Age: 33

Position: ST (C)

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Wage: £281,000

Nothing bites like Luis Suarez, unless it's losing the star striker for free.

At 33, his best years may be behind him, but there's no doubting that the Uruguayan still has plenty to offer.

With his contract coming to an end, could you give Suarez one last mega move and keep his star alight?

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