For many football players, contracts concluded on December 31, 2023. While exceptions exist, this
scenario is most common in North and South America, as well as in Asia, where championships have
already concluded. Local clubs can now easily turn players into free agents. In this material, we will look
at several notable examples.

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Diego Costa

Just a decade ago, jokes were made about Diego’s respectable age due to his appearance. Now, in
football terms, he is indeed considered old, being 35 years old. Last season in the Premier League with
Wolverhampton, he did not impress, scoring only one goal in 23 matches. However, in August 2023,
Botafogo signed him for free until the end of the year. In Brazil, he managed to score three goals in 510
minutes. Can he impress another club and secure at least one more contract?

Carlos Vela

Over the past five years, the Mexican has impressed Los Angeles fans, scoring 79 goals in 161 MLS
matches. Especially spectacular was the 2019 season when he netted 36 goals and became the league’s
MVP. Now, at the age of 34, he needs to find a new club as American teams no longer need him. It
remains to be seen if he will return to his home country, where he has not played a single professional
match, by the way.

Andros Townsend

The only European player on our list. The 32-year-old Townsend has not played since March 2022 due to
a serious injury and ended up at Luton in October 2023. The league newcomers signed him until the end
of the year, and he scored one goal and provided two assists in 624 minutes of play. However, the
question of extending the contract remains open.

Renato Augusto

The Brazilian can be remembered for his time with Bayer and the Chinese Beijing Guoan. He played for
Corinthians until 2023. Now he needs to find a new place where he will be comfortable playing.

Christian Bassogog

The former Cameroon national team player played in China for Shanghai Shenhua. However, his contract
expired on December 31, 2023, and it is currently unknown whether he will continue his relationship with
this club or sign a deal with someone else. In the last season, he scored only two goals and provided one
assist. Is it worth continuing to cooperate with such a player?

Josef Martinez

The Venezuelan forward played for Inter Miami for only one season, scoring seven goals and providing
one assist. However, with the arrival of Messi, Busquets, and Alba, he lost his importance in the team.
Perhaps he will have to look for a new club where he can showcase himself in a better light.

Jurgen Locadia

In 2018, Brighton spent a record €17 million on the Dutchman, but in 2024, this player turned out to be
unnecessary even for the Chinese Jiangsu Mighty Lions. Locadia left his mark in China, scoring 7 goals
and providing 7 assists in 24 games. However, his contract has not been renewed, and he may become
an interesting player for other teams, especially those adapted to playing in China.

By Swati