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Football Manager 2023 Contract Expiry 2025: Future Ballon d'Or winners available for FREE

Football Manager contract expiry 2025

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 third season in 2025.

Kylian Mbappe

That's right folks, the man who will likely be the best player in the world by this point in Football Manager 2023 will be available for free at the end of the third season.

A phenomenal talent who needs no introduction, can you achieve what Real Madrid could not and secure this guy's signature on a pre-contract deal?


Mbappe's PSG teammate Neymar is also up for grabs in 2025, with the Brazilian winger more than capable of becoming your best player.

A top star that oozes class on the pitch, we think you can afford this spot for just one luxury player.

Kevin de Bruyne

Arguably the greatest midfielder in world football will also be up for grabs at the end of the third season in FM23, with KDB set to leave Man City after a decade.

A man you can't afford to miss, we have no doubts that KDB would still have enough in the tank to make an impact for your side.

Heung Min Son

The South Korean sensation Heung Min Son will be available for free at the end of 2025, provided Spurs don't offer him another bumper deal.

Son will be in his 30s by the time this season rolls around, but we're certain that the Premier League Golden Boot winner will still have enough left to bang in goals on the regular for your team.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent looks certain to give his whole career to Liverpool... or so we thought.

Unless new terms are signed, TAA will be available for free at the end of the third season in Football Manager 2023.

Looking past his not-so-great defensive stats, signing Trent would give you one of the Premier League's greatest full-backs.

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.

Virgil van Dijk
Bernardo Silva
Manchester City
Aymeric Laporte
Manchester City
Diogo Jota
Moussa Diaby
Bayer Leverkusen

How to sign pre-contract players

If you're managing Morecambe, you aren't going to be securing Mbappe'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.

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COME GET ME - Pre-contract players will be available to sign from January 1

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.

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