Football Manager 2023 is almost here, with brand new headline features announced ahead of this year's game.
With that in mind, we want to take a look at the best contract expiry players you can sign for free at the end of the second season in 2024.
The England captain - and one of the best strikers in Football Manager 2023 - will be available for free at the end of your second season.
A dominant forward who can link the play as well as fire home from inside the box, Kane is an incredible option for your superstar team.
The lure of trophies could be more than enough to finally prise him away from Tottenham Hotspur.
Man City are moving fast to secure Foden down to a long-term deal and it's no surprise when you consider just how talented the City academy graduate is.
The poster-boy for the rise of Pep's incredible style of play, you may be able to stop this one-club career and claim Foden as your own.
A mega wage offer could do the trick, but will Foden be able to move his heart away from Manchester?
If you're after a pacey wonderkid centre-half to improve your team for years to come, then Jurrien Timber is your man.
An exciting prospect with the world at his feet, this wonderful defender will be available for free at the end of your second season.
Scout this guy closely, as we don't think you'll be the only top club vying for his signature.
Declan Rice is an established midfield powerhouse with the leadership qualities to captain a future Premier League-winning team.
A wonderful tackler and passer of the ball, Rice has it all in the centre of the park.
West Ham will do their best to tie him down to a longer deal, but we think you should be going all in on this established talent.
Best friend of the aforementioned Rice and another player who is destined for the top with club and country, Portsmouth-born Mount may just be the best option on this list.
Established, versatile and already possessing top quality, you'd be mad not to at least try and secure this guy's services for the years to come.
Best of the Rest
It's not only the top stars above that are available, but this selection of players could also prove invaluable to your team in Football Manager 2023 as you look to reach the next level.
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How to sign pre-contract players
If you're managing Morecambe, you aren't going to be securing Ronaldo's signature, but the same applies to all players irrespective of rating/profile.
When January arrives, locate the player you wish to sign on a pre-contract and hover over the 'contract' section of their profile.
If you've done your research correctly, an 'approach to sign' option should appear in this dropdown, allowing you to enter into contract talks with the player.
Simply click the option and do your best to bring in a bargain superstar.