The initial transfer window is ongoing for the 2021 season and is coming to a close, with clubs strategizing their plans for the remaining campaign. Similar to this, there was various worth witnessing free transfers in the previous year, starting from legends, coming to the greats, and all. Check out the top 5 free transfers that took place in the year 2021.
Top 5 free transfers conducted in 2021
Serie A champions Inter Mila, signed Edin Dzeko on a free transfer in 2021, and ranks fifth in this list. Inter Milan following their sales on Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku which was for substantial fees signed the Bosnian player Edin Dzeko.
Legendary Sergio Ramos ranks fourth in this list of top 5 free transfers of 2021. Following his 15 year career for the La Liga giants, Real Madrid, the center back left Madrid and went to Mauricio Pochettino’s side Paris Saint Germain, on a free transfer. The 35-year-old accomplished almost everything both for his club as well as for his country.
Following the departure of Sergio Ramon, David Alaba firmly secured the position of the legendary center-back. The Austrian came from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid last summer on free and has been doing quite well in both the positions of center-back and attacking midfield. In addition to that, he has been a regular player under the reign of Carlo Ancelotti.
Gianluigi Donnarumma had been phenomenal for AC Milan since he debuted for the club in 2015. However, AC Milan struggled to win a title, which eventually led Donnarumma to switch to PSG. He is indeed one of the best goalkeepers of all time, and he is expected to do well for his current club as well.
The man ranking first in this of top 5 transfers of 2021, is the legendary Argentine Lionel Messi. Football fans were shocked following the departure of LM10 from Barcelona, who joined Ligue 1 giants PSG, on free. Despite being at an age of 30 above, Lionel Messi is still valued at 60 million pounds, and getting him on free seems like a robbery in the daylight.