De Bruyne, Salah and Other World Class Players Who Will Be Out of Contract in 2025

De Bruyne, Salah and Other World Class Players Who Will Be Out of Contract in 2025

Elijah Odetokun
March 30, 2024 at 3:00 PM
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  • This summer will be busy for clubs with some top players
  • Some big players will be in the final years of their contracts
  • A few are closer to securing big transfers to new clubs

There is set to be a managerial merry-go-round this summer, with coaches set to switch clubs, but it will not be the only activity club's boards will be busy with.

Some world class players will enter the final year of their contracts, allowing them to negotiate a move away as early as January 2025. Clubs will want to find a solution so they won't lose them for free.

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Mohamed Salah is increasingly likely to leave Liverpool in the summer. Photo by Michael Regan.
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Sports Brief looks at the top seven stars entering the final year of their contracts.

Stars out of contract in 2025

1. Kevin De Bruyne

The Belgian signed a three-year contract in 2022, and by the end of next season, he will be a free agent. Per The Athletic, Saudi Pro League clubs are interested, and he received an offer of €70 million last summer to switch to the Middle East.

2. Mohamed Salah

Salah's future at Anfield is up in the air, and Jurgen Klopp's exit further complicates it. Per BBC Sports, Liverpool rejected £150mil from Al-Ittihad last summer. At 31, many fans felt the fee should have been accepted, and he be allowed to leave.

3. Virgil van Dijk

The Dutch centre-back transformed the Reds' defence since he joined the club in January 2018. He is out of contract in 2025, and his comments have suggested he could leave the club after the exit of the German manager.

4. Trent Alexander-Arnold

How did Liverpool let their top talents almost go out of contract simultaneously? The academy star was promoted to the first team in 2016. Per Goal, from July 1, he will be in the final year of his contract, and Real Madrid are monitoring his situation.

5. Leroy Sane

Leroy Sane returned to Germany with Bayern Munich in 2020 after four years with Manchester City. The five-year contract he signed when he joined expires in 2025. Per Bavarian Football Works, the two parties are working on a new agreement.

6. Joshua Kimmich

Kimmich is out of contract in 2025, and his departure from Bayern is looking more likely after falling out of favour with Thomas Tuchel. Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in snapping him up if he decides to leave.

7. Alphonso Davies

Per ESPN, the Canadian is close to leaving Bayern for Real Madrid after deciding he will not sign a new contract. The clubs are apart €20mil in valuation, which is a stumbling block to the deal, but the player has his sights set on the move.

Van Dijk clarifies his future

Sports Brief previously reported on van Dijk clarifying his future after he made a statement that was misunderstood as him declaring his intention to leave the club.

The defender was the first Liverpool player to speak after their manager announced his decision to leave, but he later claimed his words were misunderstood.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.