7 famous players unemployed after window

The transfer window for the top tier national championships of European football, such as English, Italian, Spanish, German and French, has now closed. Since Thursday night, clubs that compete in these competitions are prohibited from signing players who are already on the roster of other teams.

But, for the luck of several well-known athletes who have passed through big clubs, wore the shirt of their selections and won important titles throughout their careers, there is a gap that allows the arrival of reinforcements who are without a contract even in this post-Market period. of the ball.

The “Rafael Reis Blog” presents below seven famous players who can benefit from this rule. After all, the transfer window has come to an end, but they are still unemployed.

After eight seasons (most of them, completely forgotten on the bench), the Spanish attacking midfielder finally said goodbye to Manchester United. Even because it has been so little used in recent years, Mata has been finding it enormously difficult to reposition itself in the job market. In the first weeks of the transfer window, the point guard had proposals to play in MLS (Major League Soccer). However, believing that he would get an offer from some club in a top European center, he decided to say no to the United States and wait, wait, wait. Does he now regret that decision?

33 years
Last club: Atlético MG

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Born in Brazil, but naturalized Spanish, the former striker for Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea had his first big opportunity in national football in 2021. But despite winning the Serie A title, Diego Costa was in debt at Atlético-MG. In January, he was released to seek a new team abroad. It took seven months for the striker to open negotiations with a new team. But the conversations with Rayo Vallecano, the team where he would meet Colombian Radamel Falcao García, his former teammate from Atleti, did not progress as he wanted. Result: until further notice, Diego Costa continues on a forced vacation rhythm.

27 years
Last club: Lyon (FRA)

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Habitué in the calls-up of Belgium and holder of the team during part of the last Eurocup, the defender has real expectations of playing in the World Cup, from November. But, despite being a considerable part of one of the strongest teams of today, Denayer has not had an easy life this transfer window, the first after the end of his four-year spell at Lyon. The defender’s hope is that, now that they don’t have many options available to bolster their squad, Wolverhampton will turn their relationship with him into marriage. His presence at Qatar-2022 depends on it.

left side
30 years
Last club: Saint-Étienne (FRA)

Australia vs Peru for the World Cup Qualifiers. Miguel Trauco (Peru) and Ajdin Hrustic (Australia) in a ball dispute. 06/13/2022 - MOHAMMED DABBOUS/REUTERS - MOHAMMED DABBOUS/REUTERS

Remembered here in Brazil because of his two and a half years at Flamengo, the full-back left for Europe in 2019, shortly after the arrival of coach Jorge Jesus in Gávea, and spent the next three seasons playing for Saint-Étienne. The relegation of the traditional club to the French second division marked the end of the Peruvian’s trajectory in France. In recent months, Trauco has been appointed as a candidate to reinforce Botafogo and Vasco, but interest in him has not turned into official offers. There is also the possibility of the full-back moving to Saudi Arabia, a country that has invested heavily in Peruvian players.

23 years
Last club: Borussia Dortmund (ALE)

Dan-Axel Zagadou, defender for Borussia Dortmund - Lars Baron/Getty Images - Lars Baron/Getty Images
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Dortmund’s starter in the final stretch of last season and still living the first half of his career as a professional on the pitch, the French defender does not fit the profile of players who usually end a transfer window unemployed. Zagadou, by the way, had proposals from important clubs in Europe, such as Inter Milan and Roma. However, his salary request startled those interested. Now, with the Mercado da Bola closed and desperate to find a team to defend soon in 2022/23, the defender knocked again on the Italians’ door, drastically reduced the amount he intends to receive and should settle soon with some relevant team on the continental scene. -Roma has been singled out as the favorite to sign him.

Right side
29 years old
Last club: Villarreal (ESP)

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The Ivorian has one of the most interesting CVs. Over the past seven seasons, he has played for Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham and Villarreal. Interestingly, he didn’t miss any of these clubs. Perhaps that explains why, even at just 29 years old and having spent time with very relevant teams in the most important leagues in the Old Cointinent, Aurier had so few teams interested in signing him this window. Nottingham Forest, recently promoted to the English first division, even took for granted the arrival of the right-back. But the deal has cooled down in recent days and is now at risk of not even being completed.

attacking midfielder
34 years
Last club: Atalanta (ITA)

Josip Ilicic scores four goals in Atalanta's victory against Valencia - Alberto Lingria/Xinhua - Alberto Lingria/Xinhua
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One of the protagonists of Atalanta who was among the greats of Italy and did well even in the Champions over the last few years, the Slovenian received a gala farewell at the club he defended for five seasons. Iicic had already been dropping production since 2021 due to emotional problems and now decided to migrate to a team where it is less demanded. As he has just amicably terminated with Atalanta, his future is still largely undefined. Even in the Italian press, there are still no rumors about what the next step in his professional career will be.

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