At times the club find themselves in a position where they have to let go of their most valuable players for free. This maybe because of financial restrictions or the club and player failing to reach an agreement on a new contract.
In the 2021/2022 season, Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma and David Alaba each switched clubs as free agents. Lionel Messi joined PSG from Barcelona as a free agent. Financial restrictions in La Liga made it hard for him to extend his contract at Barcelona. His market value was €80 Million at the time.
Gianluigi Donnarumma had a market value of €60 Million when he joined PSG from AC Milan as a free agent in the 2021/2022 season.
Paul Pogba, Franck Kessie and Antonio Rudiger are the most valuable free agents to have switched club in the 2022/2023 season. Paul Pogba join Juventus from Manchester United as a free agent. His market value is €48 Million.
Rudiger who has market value of €40 Million joined Real Madrid from Chelsea while Kessie who has market value of €45 Million joined Barcelona from AC Milan.
Here are the most valuable players to have switched clubs as free agents.
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