Players who failed to move to new clubs in the summer Mercato

The summer transfer market period 2023 ended after great excitement and strong deals concluded by European clubs. It was also remarkable for the entry of Saudi teams that competed with their European counterparts, and kidnapped many stars from them.

The summer “Mercato” left behind a number of the most prominent stars without a team, despite the end of their contracts about two months ago and perhaps more than the summer Mercato closed, but the reality of the market was harsh for them because it would keep them without any European team until next January, unless a breakthrough came from Saudi Arabia or the United States, given that the market is still active in these two countries until the 15th and 20th of this month, respectively.

These are the most prominent players:

  • Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea: After spending 12 years with Manchester United, De Gea announced his departure from Old Trafford in July 2023, after his last contract with the team expired. The Spanish goalkeeper did not succeed in finding a team for him in Europe during this period, and perhaps the main reason for that was his high salary, which he was receiving from Manchester United, and most European clubs cannot afford it.
  • Spaniard Sergio Ramos: Ramos spent two seasons with Paris Saint-Germain, winning two titles in the French League and the same in the French Super Cup, to leave the capital of lights at the end of the 2022-2023 season. And Ramos – who refused to move to the Saudi League a few weeks ago – may end up in the Kingdom or perhaps in the American League, and otherwise he will be outside the boundaries of the green rectangle until the beginning of next year.
  • Alex Vidal: The former Barcelona and Seville player has become without a team since the relegation of the Espanyol team to the second division at the end of last season 2022-2023, and it is interesting that no one asked to sign him at a time when the player is looking for a club with which to end his football career.
  • Stefan Jovic: The Montenegrin striker – who defended the colors of Hertha Berlin in the last two seasons – is now on compulsory leave due to his failure to find a new team to play for in the new season 2023-2024, and the situation may lead to his retirement completely.
  • Colombian Alfredo Morales: It seems quite shocking for a 27-year-old striker; Since he did not find a team that wanted to benefit from his services, and this is exactly what happened with the Colombian Morales, whose contract with Glasgow Rangers expired last summer and he did not sign a new contract.
  • England’s Jesse Lingard: After several loan periods, Jesse Lingard settled in Nottingham Forest, for whom he played only one season, and it seems that the 30-year-old will have to wait 4 months if he wants to return to the stadiums in Europe when the transfer market opens again, but if he gets On a Saudi or American offer, he will be lucky.
  • German Jerome Boateng: It seems that the days of brilliance with Bayern Munich have passed without a return for Boateng, who is now looking for a team to end his football career with, knowing that the German defender defended the colors of Lyon for two seasons, and he is now without a team.
  • Belgian Eden Hazard: It can be said that the Belgian star was the biggest shock in the history of Real Madrid, which included him from Chelsea in 2019, and made him the most expensive player in the history of the club, but on the field he did not provide anything significant during 4 seasons, most of which he was absent from the stadiums due to injury and sometimes On the other hand, the Italian, Carlo Ancelotti, did not convince Real Madrid coach, as he played only 76 games throughout his existence. In the face of his continued failure and Real Madrid’s failure to benefit from his services, the latter preferred to reach an agreement with the Belgian player to terminate the contract between them a full year before its end.

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