Top five free agents to follow in the summer transfer window

The summer transfer window is always an exciting time for fans to see which players sign for their team.

A common part of every transfer window is the free agents available on the market. Several big-name players will be making a move this summer.

We suggest the top five free agents to pay attention to in this summer transfer window.

David De Gea

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While not confirmed, there remains a serious possibility that David De Gea will not be the Manchester United goalkeeper for next season.

The Spaniard’s contract expired on Friday night, making him available to be picked up for free. Currently on vacation, it is said that United will wait for De Gea to return before continuing talks over a new contract. Initially, it was said that De Gea signed a new contract with United, only for the club to revoke it, coming back with different terms instead.

Moreover, Manchester United are still looking at other goalkeepers. Internazionale’s number one Andre Onana is heavily linked with the Red Devils. Should the Cameroonian make the move to Old Trafford, it will surely signal the end of De Gea’s time in Manchester.

A move to Saudi Arabia is on the cards for the 32-year-old, who has been at United since 2011.

Wilfried Zaha

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Another name to look out for in this summer’s transfer window is Wilfried Zaha. The Ivorian’s contract with Crystal Palace is up, and while the club are doing everything they can to keep the winger at Selhurst Park, he does have his sights elsewhere.

It is thought that Zaha wants a different experience, particularly with a club playing Champions League football in the fall. He has been linked with Lazio, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid, but so far none of the mentioned teams have made a concrete offer to the 30-year-old.

Fenerbahçe are also rumoured to be wanting Zaha’s signature, but since they only qualified for the UEFA Europa Conference League, such a
move is unlikely.

The only concrete offer made so far has come from Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr. Yet, Zaha is not interested in leaving Europe for now.

After all, Palace are still doing all they can to keep their best player, who has scored 90 times in 458 appearances for the club.

Jonathan Bamba

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Another Ivorian winger on the list, Jonathan Bamba is set to leave Lille for pastures anew. With his contract up, Les Dogues will not be able to get some transfer income via Bamba.

So far, the club with the most interest in Bamba is fellow Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille. Talks have begun between the two parties, and a move to the Stade Velodrome could very well be in Bamba’s future.

His position on the left wing is said to be perfect for Marseille. That said, it would be surprising if no other clubs across Europe expresses concrete interest in the 27-year-old.

Bamba helped Lille to a fifth-place finish in Ligue 1 this past season, contributing six goals and seven assists across 34 league games.

Moussa Dembélé

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Coming off an underwhelming season with Lyon, Moussa Dembélé’s contract is up with l’OL. The Frenchman scored just three goals in 23 league games for Lyon. As such, there is little surprise that the club did not renew the striker’s contract.

There are reportedly multiple teams who have some interest in the 26-year-old PSG youth product. Everton and Galatasaray’s names ring the loudest, but so far, no concrete offer has been made. Saudi clubs have also been mentioned.

Dembélé’s former clubs include Atlético Madrid, Celtic, and Fulham. Although he was brought up via PSG’S academy, he never played a game for Les Parisiens.

Yerry Mina

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After five years at Goodison Park, Colombian centre-back Yerry Mina will not be returning to Everton for the new season. The Toffees barely avoided the drop last season, and now Mina has to search for a new club to call home.

Expected to remain in Europe, there is no shortage of interest, as multiple clubs are said to want the experienced 28-year-old. The most prevalent names on the list include Fulham, Granada, RC Lens, Beşiktaş and Bologna all inquiring about the Colombian.

Fulham and Granada are the sides most linked to Mina, who has played in La Liga before with Barcelona. Where he does end up is to be determined.