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Pogba and 10 other big Players without a Club

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Many of these top players are waiting for the right gig. Others, like Paulo Dybala and Jesse Lingard, perhaps aren’t getting the offers they expected.

GK: Thomas Strakosha

With Sam Johnstone having a job lined up at Crystal Palace, Strakosha takes the gloves after his final day as a Lazio player. The 27-year-old Albania international has been heavily linked with Fulham but reports suggested he was asking too much of the Cottagers (like survival?). There has been talk of a move to Chelsea – with Kepa going to Lazio on loan, which would be very convenient – but the prospect of Strakosha being content to sit on the bench seems remote.

RB: Serge Aurier

The Ivorian defender is also one of the top players without a clud as of today; July 1 following the expiry of his contract. The former PSG and Tottenham star will be looking forward for offers before the closing of the transfer window as his services will be very much needed by most clubs due the experience he has garnered playing for some of the top teams in Europe.

CB: Andreas Christensen

The only club he is very well known to have played in his entire career is Chelsea but unfortunately that bromance must come to an end as contract extension talks didn’t go according to plan.

With Rudiger going for free, many would have thought he would have been the best alternative for the club but it appears his final destination is most likely to be Spain with Barcelona knocking on his door.

CB: Alessio Romagnoli

James Tarkowski seems to be undergoing a three-week-long medical at Everton, but it’s likely the Toffees are just waiting for July 1 to sign the Italian. The former captain of AC Milan who just lifted the Italian Serie A seem to have a long way to prove his worth when he finds himself in England. We await and see how things will pun out.

LB: Marcelo

If the right-back pool is shallow, it’s no deeper on the left. So Marcelo gets the gig after leaving the Bernabeu as Real Madrid’s most-decorated player ever, which is quite the title. There’s been little indication of where he might go next following his farewell ceremony but there was some talk of Ronaldo (the Brazilian one) taking his compatriots Marcelo and Dani Alves to Real Valladolid.

CM: Christian Eriksen

The Denmark midfielder defied death so a brief stretch of unemployment won’t bother him. Especially since there’s an offer there from Manchester United if he fancies it, or the opportunity to avoid the rigmarole of relocating north by staying at Brentford for a while longer.

CM: Paul Pogba

Even if Pogba’s party and Juventus are dragging out their reunion for longer than anyone can stomach, it still allows the midfielder a brief spell of not being answerable to anyone. The world cup winner will appear to be on a basic salary of 150,000 pounds per week if he should finalize his Juventus reunion which is something that is far below what he took at Manchester United. Let see what happens at the end.

RW: Ousmane Dembele

There is no doubt the finances of Barcelona now makes it difficult for the club to buy or hold on to players the team want. Just like Messi, Ousmane Dembele has run down his contract is set to be living on the free.

In as much as many clubs will prefer to make a bargain on him because of his injury situations, there is no doubt any club who buys will be going for some quality.

LW: Jesse Lingard

Lingard has had a lovely summer so far, seeing the USA and taking the J-Lingz brand to Tik-tok, and he seems in no hurry to bring his summer holiday to an end by getting a job, least not as a footballer, which we assume he still calls himself.

Apparently, his demands for a £150,000-a-week salary and a hefty signing-on fee were too much for even Newcastle to stomach, but West Ham are biding their time in the expectation that Lingard might drop his expectations when he realises there aren’t many offers on the table.

CF: Paulo Dybala

This isn’t how it was supposed to go for Dybala. No doubt his agent expected a flood of offers once it became clear he was leaving Juventus, with some teams in the Premier League almost certainly expected to drop to their knees for the Argentina star. But none have – yet. And the only real offer that was on the table, from Inter Milan, appears to be on hold after they borrowed Romelu Lukaku back from Chelsea.

CF: Andrea Belotti

The prospect of peak-years Belotti becoming a free agent would have had Premier League clubs scrambling. But the Italy striker’s options are rather more limited after he failed to maintain the stunning form that caught the eye of every major force in Europe. Now, it seems West Ham might be tempted, as well as Monaco, Roma and possibly Milan.

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