Here’s our guide to the best contract expiry signings FIFA 22 for the first season (2022).
As a good manager, you should always pay attention to the contract status of players. That way, you’ll be informed about any potential signings for your team. More importantly, the players could be signed for a cheaper deal, enabling you to sign more players for a less amount of money.
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However, you still need to pay attention to what kinds of players are you signing, with most of the attention being paid to the potential of a player. With that being said, we decided to make a guide about the top 10 players ranked by the potential that will become free agents at the end of this year. So, here they are!
1.) Kylian Mbappe (91 OVR / 95 POT)
- Team: PSG
- Age: 22
- Wage: £200k
- Value: £174.5 million
- Biggest Strengths: 97 Acceleration, 97 Sprint Speed, 93 Finishing
The man on the cover, Mbappe, is also the best contract expiry signing in FIFA 22 for 2022 (first season).
He was expected to sign for Real Madrid last year but decided to stay until his contract finishes. Now, his name has again been linked to the royal club, but it seems like he’ll keep his talents in PSG with a new, lucrative deal. And who could blame PSG for spending so much money on this kind of talent? What Mbappe provides is a strong offense, high-speed attacks, and fancy finishes. Also, he’s a very strong individual, and injuries so far haven’t been a problem for this youngster.
The future is bright with Mbappe and Haaland in the starting lineups of their respective teams, so make sure to sign him if you have enough financial funds to offer him.
2.) Federico Chiesa (84 OVR / 90 POT)
- Team: Piemonte Calcio (Juventus)
- Age: 23
- Wage: £97.000
- Value: £60 million
- Biggest Strengths: 91 Acceleration, 91 Sprint Speed, 89 Dribbling
The wing of Juventus has shown his worth, mostly in the national team of Italy, when they were able to win the 2021 European Championship against Portugal. Ever since then, he’s been brilliant for Juventus too, as he was on a loan here from Fiorentina. The Turin team will likely buy him for the upcoming seasons, and the high potential along with the high OVR rating just shows that he means business when he’s on the field! The wing has high skills in speed, dribbling and assisting the ball, even scoring from his own created positions.
Therefore, do not hesitate to bring him into your rotation, as Chiesa can be a really strong booster in your offense!
3.) Youssoufa Moukoko (69 OVR / 89 POT)
- Team: Borussia Dortmund
- Age: 16
- Wage: £4.200
- Value: £3.4 million
- Biggest Strengths: 86 Sprint Speed, 82 Acceleration, 85 Balance
Borussia Dortmund has officially declared that Moukoko is available for sale, and for the amount of money that they seek, you’ll receive a young and strong striker in your rotation! Of course, he’s only 16 years old and there’s so much for him to learn, but the 89 Potential that is backing up his name and his profile should be enough for you to bring him into your team. If you manage to train him properly and give him enough chance to prove himself, Moukoko could be the real deal for your team! Plus, the risk is rather “cheap”, so no need to think twice!
4.) Ousmane Dembele (83 OVR / 88 POT)
- Team: FC Barcelona
- Age: 24
- Wage: £150.000
- Value: £49.5 million
- Biggest Strengths: 94 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 89 Dribbling
Dembele has had his redemption season in 2022, and Barcelona will most likely try to keep him in the rotation. After strong complications from injuries and having a bad relationship with the previous trainer, Koeman, Dembele has been the top assistant in the Primera Division and is looking more like the version we’re used to seeing in Borussia Dortmund. He can be a valuable addition to your team, and the high OVR and Potential points are here to prove that!
5.) Luka Modric (87 OVR / 87 POT)
- Team: Real Madrid
- Age: 35
- Wage: £175.000
- Value: £29 million
- Biggest Strengths: 90 Vision, 92 Balance, 91 Agility
The Virtuoso Modric has been linked to Inter Milan, but that seems to be “empty talk”, as he will likely remain in Real Madrid. Most of the players at his age seem to back off and play a smaller amount of minutes, but that’s not the case with Modric. He still possesses lucrative and attractive passing skills, along with scoring abilities, and is the anchor of the midfield for Real Madrid. Therefore, no need to think twice when it comes to signing this champion!
6.) Luis Suarez (87 OVR / 87 POT)
- Team: Atletico de Madrid
- Age: 34
- Wage: £100.000
- Value: £35 million
- Biggest Strengths: 91 Positioning, 90 Volleys, 90 Finishing
Suarez has arrived at Atletico as a free agent and was completely excellent for the team. However, it seems like his tenure there is over, and this effective striker is looking for a place to continue showcasing his talents. Mostly recognized as a “goal-player”, Suarez can score from any position, which is complemented by the high points in Finishing, Volleys, and Shot Power. So, if you have a place for a veteran in your team that could score from any position, Suarez is the go-to guy!
7.) Hugo Lloris (87 OVR / 87 POT)
- Team: Tottenham Hotspur
- Age: 34
- Wage: £110.000
- Value: £35.5 million
- Biggest Strengths: 84 Reactions, 74 Jumping, 62 Sprint Speed
The Goalkeeper has been amazing both for Tottenham Hotspur and the National team of France. It’s most likely that he’ll continue his tenure in Tottenham under the leadership of Antonio Konte, but if you need an experienced goalkeeper that will save you from some very tricky situations, Lloris is the guy for your rotation! At his age, his performance hasn’t decreased at all, and he’s one of the main reasons why Tottenham will play in the Champions League next season along with Son and Kane.
8.) Paulo Dybala (87 OVR / 87 POT)
- Team: Piemonte Calcio (Juventus)
- Age: 27
- Wage: £140.000
- Value: £77.5 million
- Biggest Strengths: 93 Balance, 93 Ball Control, 91 Vision
This young gem has been nothing but phenomenal for Juventus, but it seems like the team has chosen to go in a different direction with the signings of Pogba and Angel di Maria. Moreover, Dybala has not been in a good relationship with the ownership of the club, so he’ll likely continue his venture in another Calcio League team. And with the skills and potential he possesses, it shouldn’t be much of a problem for him to blend in with any teammates, as this player is classified as one of the most qualified ones of his generation.
9.) Fabio Carvalho (71 OVR / 86 POT)
- Team: Fulham
- Age: 19
- Wage: £16.500
- Value: £4 million
Carvalho has been one of the main reasons why Fulham has entered the Premier League, and with his abilities and potential, he’ll continue playing in the strongest league in the world. His name has been linked to Aston Villa, a team who’s more likely to remain in the competition, as he’ll play under the leadership of Steven Gerrard. So, if you have a space for a young CAM that can be utilized on the CM and RM role, Carvalho can be the missing piece to your puzzle!
10.) Noussair Mazraoui (82 OVR / 86 POT)
- Team: Ajax
- Age: 23
- Wage: £17.500
- Value: £36.5 million
- Biggest Strengths: 84 Ball Control, 86 Agility, 88 Stamina
Mazraoui will likely sign to Bayern Munchen, as the German team has been the quickest one to bring him into their club. This RB possesses high potential and a very nice overall rating, especially for speed, dribbling, and passing the ball. He’ll be a much-needed enhancement to Bayern’s defense, as the team seeks his way back in the UCL final stages.
Best Contract Expiry Signings FIFA 22 First Season (2022) – Free Agents
|Kylian Mbappe||91||95||ST||Paris Saint-Germain||22||2022||2,045|
|Federico Chiesa||84||90||RW||Piemonte Calcio||23||2022||1,942|
|Youssoufa Moukoko||69||89||ST||Borussia Dortmund||16||2022||1,601|
|Ousmane Dembele||83||88||RW||FC Barcelona||24||2022||1,873|
|Luka Modric||87||87||CM||Real Madrid||35||2022||2,118|
|Luis Suarez||87||87||ST||Atlético de Madrid||34||2022||2,058|
|Hugo Lloris||87||87||GK||Tottenham Hotspur||34||2022||905|
|Paulo Dybala||87||87||CF||Piemonte Calcio||27||2022||2,031|
|Franck Yannick Kessie||84||86||CDM||Milan||24||2022||2,055|
|Boubacar Kamara||80||86||CDM||Olympique de Marseille||21||2022||1,865|
|Niklas Sule||84||86||CB||Bayern München||25||2022||1,657|
|Paul Pogba||86||86||CM||Manchester United||28||2022||2,123|
|Angel Di Maria||86||86||RW||Paris Saint-Germain||33||2022||2,043|
|Sebastiano Esposito||68||85||ST||FC Basel||19||2022||1,673|
|David Silva||85||85||CAM||Real Sociedad||35||2022||1,929|
|Antwoine Hackford||59||84||ST||Sheffield United||17||2022||1,263|
|Randal Kolo Muani||77||84||ST||FC Nantes||22||2022||1,695|
|Alex Centelles||75||84||LB||UD Almería||22||2022||1,750|
|Robin Le Normand||79||84||CB||Real Sociedad||24||2022||1,473|
|Matthias Ginter||83||84||CB||Borussia M'gladbach||27||2022||1,830|
|Rodri||72||83||RM||Real Betis Balompié||21||2022||1,618|
|Takuhiro Nakai||61||83||CAM||Real Madrid||17||2022||1,370|
|Edinson Cavani||83||83||ST||Manchester United||34||2022||1,937|
|Xavi Simons||69||83||CF||Paris Saint-Germain||18||2022||1,756|
|Carlos Acevedo||77||83||GK||Santos Laguna||25||2022||757|
|Yan Brice Eteki||75||83||CDM||Granada CF||24||2022||1,730|
|Luis Javier Suarez||76||83||ST||Granada CF||23||2022||1,822|
|Dan-Axel Zagadou||78||83||CB||Borussia Dortmund||22||2022||1,510|
|Juan Cuadrado||83||83||RB||Piemonte Calcio||33||2022||2,119|
|Felipe||83||83||CB||Atlético de Madrid||32||2022||1,668|
|Josip Ilicic||83||83||CF||Bergamo Calcio||33||2022||1,929|
We hope that this guide has helped you in choosing the best potent player that has his deal expiring in 2022. Make sure you’ll learn everything there’s to learn about the player before you sign him, as these should be cheaper due to their contract expiring sooner and some of them looking for a way out of their team. This means that they could accept even a lower pay rate for an increased playing minutes, a factor that you could very well use to gain leverage and sign some stars!
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