The Biggest Free Agents This Summer And Where They're Headed

The list of soccer free agents 2022 is full of players we've spent an ungodly amount of time speculating over the last few years — Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Ousmane Dembélé — so it's somewhat strange to see them all leaving their respective clubs on free transfers as out of contract footballers.  

The 2022 summer window is guaranteed to grant us closure on two of the longest running transfer sagas in the European game. Will Mbappé finally fulfill his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid, or will he renew with PSG so we can continue to flog the Real rumor forever and ever? 

Then, it seems like just yesterday we were all hash tagging #PogBACK like crazy and celebrating Manchester United's return to supremacy after three disappointing post-Alex Ferguson seasons, but the following six years have passed in a flash. Pogba's exit from Old Trafford will be muted, but they'll hail the arrival of a World Cup champion wherever he ends up.

Summer Transfer Window: Soccer Free Agents 2022

The18 Biggest Free Agents  

#1. Kylian Mbappé | Market Value: $176M | Age: 23

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Position: CF | Club: PSG | Rumors: Real Madrid, Liverpool

Latest: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez hinted at his summer arrival during LaLiga title celebrations, but Mbappé still seems genuienly conflicted.  

#2. Paul Pogba | Market Value: $60.5M | Age: 29

Postion: CM | Club: Man Utd | Rumors: Juventus, PSG, Real Madrid

Latest: An extension with United seems unlikely, so he's on the move

#3. Franck Kessié | Market Value: $49.5M | Age: 25

Position: CM | Club: Milan | Rumors: Barcelona

Latest: Kessié has reached a verbal agreement with Barça.  

#4. Paulo Dybala | Market Value: $44M | Age: 28

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Position: CF | Club: Juventus | Rumors: Roma, Spurs, Man Utd, Arsenal  

Latest: The Premier League rumors are currently the loudest.  

#5. Andreas Christensen | Market Value: $38.5M | Age: 26

Position: CB | Club: Chelsea | Rumors: Barcelona

Latest: Christensen has agreed to join Barça. 

#6. Antonio Rüdiger | Market Value: $38.5M | Age: 29

Position: CB | Club: Chelsea | Rumors: Real Madrid

Latest: Rüdiger has agreed to terms with Real Madrid. 

#7. Ousmane Dembélé | Market Value: $33M | Age: 24

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Position: RW | Club: Barcelona | Rumors: Chelsea, PSG 

Latest: PSG has offered Dembélé $18 million per year. 

#8. Andrea Belotti | Market Value: $30.8M | Age: 28

Position: CF | Club: Torino | Rumors: West Ham, Atéti, Newcastle, Spurs, Inter

Latest: A lot of Premier League noise...

#9. Boubacar Kamara | Market Value: $27.5M | Age: 22

Position: CDM | Club: Marseille | Rumors: Aston Villa, West Ham, Atléti 

Latest: Atlético is leading the race. 

#10. Matthias Ginter | Market Value: $26.4M | Age: 28

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Position: CB | Club: Gladbach | Rumors: Bayern, Inter, Aston Villa, Juve, Spurs 

Latest: He's reportedly agreed to join Bayern. 

#11. James Tarkowski | Market Value: $24.2M | Age: 29

Position: CB | Club: Burnley | Rumors: Leicester, Everton, Wolves

Latest: Everton is trying to make it happen. 

#12. Noussair Mazraoui | Market Value: $22M | Age: 24

Position: RB | Club: Ajax | Rumors: Bayern

Latest: He's on his way to Bayern despite an attempt by Man Utd to hijack the move. 

#13. Alessio Romagnoli | Market Value: $22M | Age: 27

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Position: CB | Club: Milan | Rumors: Lazio, Newcastle, Barcelona 

Latest: Milan wants to keep the Italian international, but Romagnoli won't make a decision until after the season. 

#14. Jesse Lingard | Market Value: $22M | Age: 29

Position: CAM | Club: Man Utd | Rumors: West Ham, Newcastle, Roma, Milan

Latest: Erik ten Hag wants to keep him, never play him and here we go again. 

#15. Alexandre Lacazette | Market Value: $22M | Age: 30

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Position: CF | Club: Arsenal | Rumors: Lyon, Atléti, Juventus

Latest: He's "in discussion with a lot of clubs." 

#16. Luiz Felipe | Market Value: $19.8M | Age: 25

Position: CB | Club: Lazio | Rumors: Real Betis, Roma, Inter

Latest: Real Betis has agreed to terms with the Brazilian. 

#17. Christian Eriksen | Market Value: $16.5M | Age: 30

Position: CAM | Club: Brentford | Rumors: Man Utd, Spurs, Leicester, West Ham 

Latest: He's moving on from Brentford, but where? 

#18. Ángel Di María | Market Value: $16.5M | Age: 34

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Position: RW | Club: PSG | Rumors: Juventus, Barcelona, Atléti 

Latest: Juventus is leading the race. 

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