Out-of-contract XI

Out-of-contract XI

Adam Smith

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We’ve scoured the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Championship to build an XI from players with expiring deals

Last Updated: 30/06/20 11:03am

Premier League clubs can snap up some of Europe’s biggest stars and brightest prospects for free when their contracts expire at the end of June or at the end of the season.

With the help of Transfermarkt, we discovered 446 players from the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Championship with contracts set to expire this summer and whittled that list down into a starting XI.

Goalkeeper

Joe Hart has struggled for game time in the Premier League since Pep Guardiola axed the former England ‘keeper, leading to loan moves with Torino and West Ham, before signing a permanent deal at Burnley for the start of 2018/19.

Joe Hart has been a peripheral figure under Sean Dyche at Burnley

Joe Hart has been a peripheral figure under Sean Dyche at Burnley

The 33-year-old made 19 league appearances for the Clarets in his first season after Tom Heaton and Nick Pope were both sidelined through injury but has not made one appearance this term.

Defence

Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen, also 33, is set to leave the club at the end of July after an eight-year stint in north London and is the first defender on our team sheet.

Alongside Vertonghen, we’ve taken a punt with 29-year-old Schalke defender Benjamin Stambouli – who has been injured since October and looks set to become a free agent despite contract negotiations.

Benjamin Stambouli joined Schalke in 2016 after unsuccessful stints with Tottenham and PSG.

Nathaniel Clyne (29) was once an integral part of the Liverpool team but has failed to clock one minute during the Reds’ title-winning campaign and will be a free agent on Wednesday – slotting into our XI at right-back.

Nathaniel Clyne will leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the month

Nathaniel Clyne will leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the month