With it being December, here are 20 big-name footballers who are a month away from being able to negotiate pre-contracts with other clubs, such as Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.
Click through the gallery above to see 20 household names who could become free agents in 2022!
The final month of 2021 is finally here, meaning that we are only four weeks away from the opening of the January transfer window and players whose contracts are expiring in June 2022 being able to speak to potentially interested suitors.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe is one of those stars, with the 22-year-old set for an interesting few weeks in Paris should he not extend his contract before the new year.
From January, the France international will be legally allowed to enter into contract talks with Real Madrid, whom he almost joined earlier this year after refusing to tie himself down to a new deal in Ligue 1.
Pogba finds himself in a similar situation at Manchester United, although it is not yet clear where the 28-year-old could land up should he decide to call time on his stay at Old Trafford. Clubs such as Los Blancos, Juventus and PSG could renew their interest in the skilful midfielder.
More star-studded names fill the list, with several players from the likes of Chelsea and Bayern Munich seemingly prepared to enter the new year with options. You can see them in our gallery above!