5 superstars who will be available for free in 2018
The winter transfer window opens on the new year's day and the clubs will try to strengthen their squads over the course of the month. Generally considered to be a low key affair, many shrewd signings have taken place in the past in the January period. Luis Suarez moved to Liverpool in January 2011, while Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic were also signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in the winter of 2006 and went on to become legends at Manchester United.
Also, this is that time of the year where certain players can officially begin negotiating terms with other clubs and can sign a pre-contract agreement for joining at the beginning of next season if their contract is due to end in the summer. This year the winter transfer window is going to be a lot more exciting as there are several high profile players who are currently in the final year of their contract and can seek fresh challenges come January 1.
Here we take a look at five world class players who can begin contract negotiations this January and sign for free next season.
#5 Emre Can
The German central midfielder's contract at Liverpool expires next summer and he'll be available for a free transfer on July 1, 2018. The former Leverkusen and Bayern man is an adaptable player who has also played as a defensive midfielder, centre-back and fullback for the reds and any manager in the world would be interested in his services.
Signed from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, Can has made over 140 appearances for the club and has also scored 11 goals in the process, with his wonder goal against Watford being the best of the lot. His performances have earned many admirers and several clubs are circling in for his signature.
Juventus have had a long standing interest and were willing to sign him this past summer but are expected to face a stiff competition from the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City and even Borussia Dortmund have been monitoring the situation closely whose manager Peter Bosz shares the same agent as that of Emre Can.