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7 of the Biggest Free Agents Without A Club in the 2023 Summer Transfer Window

This summer’s transfer window has been the craziest on record, and there promises to be more drama and surprising signings within the last week of the window.

Plenty of free agents, despite the high number of transfers, are still looking for their next club, so it is time to dive into the free transfers and see who is still available for nothing.

1. David De Gea
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The goalkeeper is arguably the biggest name in world football still without a club since leaving Manchester United in July.

The Spaniard made over 400 appearances in the Premier League, keeping 147 clean sheets, and well lauded for his shot-stopping abilities, being named United’s player of the year four times and won the golden glove award twice.

Signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, De Gea has been linked with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively, before Madrid landed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea and Bayern called off the deal.

A transfer to Spain is still on the cards, Sevilla and Real Betis have been known to shown an interest, and Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia is another potential destination.

2. Jesse Lingard
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Sticking with former Red Devils players, Jesse Lingard is another player without a club in the late stages of the transfer window.

Lingard who is now 30-years-old, spent 11 years at United, and after a brief stint at Nottingham Forest last season, is currently training with West Ham hoping to gain a contract.

The attacking midfielder has 32 caps for England and has made a total of 229 appearances across his time at United, on loan across several clubs and at Forest.

3. Eden Hazard
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It was not too long ago that Eden Hazard tore through the Premier League with Chelsea, earning a reported €100 million transfer to Real Madrid.

However, after winning the Premier League twice, he flopped in the Spanish capital, only making 54 appearances in La Liga over four seasons and has left after his inconsistency became too much.

His injuries stunted his progress and at 32-years-old, the former Belgian star of the golden generation is contemplating an early retirement, following Gareth Bale.

It would be a sad end to a career where he won the Champions League with Madrid and Ligue 1 with Lille back in 2011.

4. Luis Chávez
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Someone who might have slipped under your radar is Luis Chávez, the Mexican defensive midfielder left Pachuca in the summer.

The 27-year-old has made 24 appearances for his national team and has been linked in recent weeks with Wolves.

He made news earlier in the window by buying out his contract to push through a move to Dynamo Moscow, however it appears certain that the move has collapsed.

He has been described as a direct replacement for Ruben Neves.

5. Alfredos Morelos
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The Colombian striker remains without a club after leaving Rangers after six years at the club.

Morelos arrived at Ibrox for £1 million, and scored 78 goals in 178 games and winning the Premiership in 2021.

The 27-year-old has had a quiet summer since leaving, and recent reports have linked him with joining Spartak Moscow and Zenit, both in Russia.

Morelos also admitted that he has struggled to find a new club, describing his time as a free agent as being in limbo.

6. Alexis Sánchez
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A name familiar with most football fans across the globe, the at-times controversial Chilian forward is still looking for his new club since leaving Marseille.

Sánchez has played for the likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United and Inter Milan across his glamerous career, and the 34-year-old wants to add to his 554 club appearances and 155 national appearances, second only to Gary Medel.

Reports have said that a shock return to Inter Milan is on the table, and was linked to Barcelona earlier this summer.

Sánchez is a serial winner, winning league titles in Spain and Italy and has won the Copa América twice.

7. Sergio Ramos
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One of the best centre-backs in football history, Sergio Ramos has been linked with a number of different clubs across the world but remains without the elusive contract.

He has been rejected by Turkish club Besiktas due to wage concerns and was linked with the likes of L.A. Galaxy and the Saudi Pro League.

The Real Madrid icon left PSG and is a five-time La Liga winner, four time Champions League winner, a two-time Ligue 1 winner and a World Cup winner with Spain in 2010.

He was also linked to Inter Miami to reunite with former teammate Lionel Messi, however he remains without a destination approaching the final week of the transfer window.

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