Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Top 5 Most Valuable Free Agent Signings in the History Of Football

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Over years, several football clubs across the world have made big transfers to strengthen their squad. As a result, let’s take a look at the top five most valuable free agents who have created or will make a massive impact on their club.

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1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona to Psg)

Lionel Messi’s transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain shocked the entire world. Further one could argue that Messi’s signing is one of the biggest transfers in the history of Football.

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PSG have signed Messi on a two year deal with the option to extend a year. Moreover, the Argentine is set to earn £650,000 per week. Messi’s addition will bolster PSG’s chances of winning the Uefa Champions League this season. The club also stands a chance to win a treble as they have signed arguably the best player in the world.

2. Robert Lewandowski (Borrusia Dortmund to Bayern Munich)

Lewandowski moved from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich for free after his contract expired in 2014. Since his transfer to Munich, the Polish striker has elevated his game and is now considered one of the best strikers in the world. After his transfer to Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski has scored a remarkable 294 goals from 329 appearances and has won seven Bundesliga, four Dfb Pokal, one Uefa Champions league Cup and several other trophies for Munich.

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Moreover, the Bayern forward is in the best form of his life in the past couple of seasons as he helped the club win the 2019-20 Uefa Champions League by scoring 15 goals in the tournament. In addition to that, Lewandowski scored 41 goals in the 2020-21 Bundesliga, the most ever in a single season which helped Bayern Munich win the league. As a result, Lewandowski has turned out to be one of the best free-agent signings for the German club.

3. David Alaba (Bayern Munich to Real Madrid)

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Real Madrid have signed a gem of a player in David Alaba for free from Bayern Munich this season. This is because he has proved himself at the biggest stages and is a very versatile player who can switch to different positions on the field as per the team’s requirements.

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Therefore the 29-year old will be a direct replacement for Sergio Ramos as he left the club on a free transfer to PSG. Hence, David Alaba leads the team following the departure of their experienced centre backs.

Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyon to Barcelona)

After having a disastrous spell at Manchester United, Depay rejuvenated his career at Lyon by scoring 75 goals for the club. He was the leader of the side and helped his team reach the semis of the 2020 Uefa Champions League. Therefore his transfer to Barcelona football club this season for free will prove to be a great move.

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Because Memphis has great experience in terms of leadership and is a very complete player as well. Moreover, his on-field abilities are second to none. As a result, the Dutchman’s addition will help Barcelona greatly.

5. Gianluigi Donnaruma (AC Milan to Paris Saint Germain)

Gigi Donnaruma’s transfer to PSG as a free agent means that the French football club won’t have the need to look for another goalkeeper for an extended period of time. Moreover, the Italian Goalkeeper will boost Psg’s chance of winning the UEFA Champions League. Further, Donnaruma has appeared 250 times for Ac Milan at the age of 22, this shows that the Italian keeper has a great experience at such a young age.

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Donnaruma was also named the player of the tournament at the Euros and helped them win the cup against England in the finals by displaying an incredible performance. Therefore Psg has made a great signing and will hope that the Italian will create a legacy at Parc De Princes.

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