5 players who will be free agents this summer
The 2017-18 season has come to it's business end, and will officially end in a few weeks. It will also be the end of many players time with their current clubs, who will be moving on to face different challenges.
Whilst Yaya Toure will end his glorious eight year association with Manchester City, where he really found his feet and earned the 'legend' tag, others like Stefan de Vrij and Leon Goretzka have already found new homes, in Internazionale and Bayern Munich respectively.
On the other hand, players like Mesut Ozil and Lionel Messi have decided to continue with their present clubs, signing new contracts. A few others including Alexis Sanchez have made the switch in January.
Come the 31st of May 2018, a number of other players will be out of contract too, and some of them might prove to be massive bargains for the club they sign for. We take a look at these players and pick five of the best from the lot.
#5 Luke Shaw (Manchester United, England)
Not long ago, Luke Shaw was regarded as the most capable man to carry forward Ashley Cole's legacy with England. The demand for him was real, and it took Manchester United a massive £30 million to secure his services from Southampton.
He was only 19 years old then, and had enjoyed a wonderful season with the Saints. Now 22, he plays deputy to Ashley Young at United, and is unlikely to even travel to the World Cup with England.
Having said that, Shaw is still very young and is hugely talented. He is a player most managers would love to work with, even if that doesn't include Jose Mourinho.
He can provide a decade of dependable defending and forward surges for the club he signs for, given that he finds his rhythm back there.