The European transfer window closes on September 2 and as time is running out, many players are still free agents. Among them, prestigious ones.
It’s not just about Neymar, Pogba, Dybala, Couthino or Bale. Big players in transit attract the light at the end of the summer transfer window, but many others are waiting. These are the free players, waiting for a last juicy contract or a final sporting challenge. We already spoke about free players and good market bargains. Three weeks from the closing of the market in Europe (the UK is already closed), there is still enough to make pretty shots at 0 transfer fee.
Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Sturridge: Still in the market as Free Agents
Of course, they are not young players. Yohan Cabaye (33), looking for a club since the end of his adventure with Al-Nasr. Among the French players, there is, of course, Hatem Ben Arfa (32), who still has not chosen his new destination, Franck Ribery (36), who seems to be open to many projects, or recently Adil Rami ( 33 years old), dismissed by the Olympique de Marseille for serious misconduct.
But some of them are younger and could still show some serious performances for their next 3-year challenge. Among them, Mario Balotelli. Since the end of his experience in Marseille, the 29-year-old Italian striker is keeping fit but does not seem particularly eager to find a new team. The Brazilian club Flamengo and Fiorentina in Italy are the two contenders most frequently quoted by the rumors. Another international striker who is free: Daniel Sturridge. At 29, he is attracting the interest of dozens of teams.
Some additional good bets, such as Wilfried Bony (30), Fernando Llorente (34), Lazar Markovic (25), Stephan Lichtsteiner (35), Claudio Marchisio (33), Seydou Doumbia (31) and Cheikh N’Doye (33) are also searching for a new club, but Inter Miami will certainly focus on bigger names, when it comes to their European flagship players.