Where Could These Out-of-Contract Goalies Find a New Home?
Will they find themselves defending the colors of an elite European powerhouse, or will they opt for a fresh start in a lesser-known league? The answers lie ahead as we explore the enticing paths that await these free-agent Sorare goalkeepers. Get ready for an intriguing exploration into the world of shot-stopping and the next chapters in the careers of these footballing guardians.
David de Gea (No club)
David de Gea is widely regarded as a top-class goalkeeper with exceptional shot-stopping abilities. De Gea possesses lightning-fast reactions, allowing him to make remarkable saves from close-range shots and point-blank headers. In recent years, however, he has increasingly become the target of criticism. While De Gea could count on a starting place last season, it was no secret that Erik ten Hag would be looking for a new goalkeeper in the summer.
David de Gea has left Manchester United. The Spanish goalkeeper transferred from Atlético Madrid for €25 million in the summer of 2011 and at 20 became the successor to Edwin van der Sar.
The Spanish goalkeeper defended Manchester United's goal no less than 545 times. He conceded 590 goals and kept his goal clean 190 times. In his twelve years with the English record champion, De Gea only won champion in 2012/2013, Sir Alex Ferguson's last season. He also won the FA Cup (in 2016) and Europa League (in 2017) with United. Justin Bijlow is on the radar as De Gea's successor. But mainly former Ajax goalkeeper André Onana of Inter is mentioned in English and Italian media. Erik ten Hag's employer saw the first two offers rejected by Internazionale, but the clubs are expected to reach an agreement on the goalkeeper's transfer sometime in the next few days.
If you are the owner of a de Gea Sorare card, you'll be anxious to know where his future lies. The rumors we found are, of course, the Saudi club Al Nassr and PSG.
Vasilis Barkas (No club)
Vasilios Barkas is a Greek goalkeeper who used to play for Utrecht, on loan from Celtic. Vasilis Barkas was not exactly mister popular, the Scots were really quite done with the Greek. Barkas is known for his physical presence and strong shot-stopping abilities. Standing at 196 cm tall, he possesses excellent reach and the ability to cover a significant portion of the goal.
"I can now start thinking about next season. I have to start making choices. It feels like my family here at Utrecht, I don't know if I'm going to find that elsewhere. Of course I want to stay, but that's not always easy."
We already know that Utrecht (probably) won't be his new club. Utrecht very recently signed Branderhorst as their new goalkeeper, hopefully starting goalkeeper as I hold a couple of Sorare cards of Branderhorst. According to reports in his homeland, Barkas is nearing a move to Ankaragücü.
Maxime Dupé (No club)
Throughout his career, Dupé has represented various French youth national teams, showcasing his talent and potential. Dupé was one of the most underrated goalkeepers in the Ligue 1 last season and is considered a potential option for a number of clubs. Maxime Dupé was one of the key players at Toulouse FC last season, but like other absolute star players such as Brecht Dejaegere and Branco van den Boomen, he was not given a contract extension. Toulouse operates a data-driven policy and is convinced that Dupé, Dejaegere, and van den Boomen can be replaced by new players with similar qualities but at a lower cost. Despite his good performances, with Dupé missing just one league game in the past three seasons, it was not the club's intention to keep him for the wage he was asking. According to L'Equipe, Anderlecht has the best papers to attract Maxime Dupé. Anderlecht of course looking for a new goalkeeper after Verbruggen left for Brighton and Van Crombrugge is being pushed out the door. The French sports newspaper also reports that Club Brugge is also showing interest in the 30-year-old goalkeeper, but Dupé is not keen on a move to the Jan Breydel Stadium. With Simon Mignolet as the undisputed number one at Club Brugge, Dupé would get little game time. Arnau Tenas (No club)
Arnau Tenas always wanted to be a goalkeeper. He is a third-generation goalkeeper in his family. His grandfather was a goalkeeper in Spain's second division. His father was a goalkeeper at RCD Espanyol. Fun fact, his twin brother Marc Tenas, is a striker at Depor. Alavés B. Tenas, although rather small for a goalkeeper, 185 cm, is considered one of the best goalkeepers from La Masía and lost the U21 Eurocup final a few days ago as starting goalkeeper with Spain. Tenas is a highly-rated youngster but his path to the first team is blocked by both Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Inaki Pena. His patience has run out, as the Catalan-born goalkeeper has decided not to extend his expiring contract. As the first choice and captain of Barça B, he already proved to be cut from the right cloth: out of 30 matches, Tenas kept the nil 15 times.
As a promising, young goalkeeper, he is of course being linked with numerous clubs. Getafe, Burnley, Anderlecht, ...
“What I can tell you is that I am with the national team, and when I finish this tournament, I will make a decision.”
Amir Abedzadeh (No club)
Iran international goalkeeper Amir Abedzadeh parted ways with Segunda side SD Ponferradina. The 30-year-old goalie joined Ponferradina in July 2021, making him the first Iranian to play for the club. He is the son of former Iranian national team legendary goalkeeper Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh. He's quite cheap to pick up at the moment. Around 14 euros for limited gets you the Iranian international goalkeeper who will (hopefully) end up at a LaLiga Smartbank team. He has been linked with a move to Real Zaragoza and Albacete. We already explained in a previous article how a La Liga goalkeeper is interesting to have in your squad, if you didn't read it, do it now.
Timo Horn (No club)
Timo Horn was also featured in a previous article we wrote in which we highlighted 8 goalkeepers whose contracts will run out this summer and would make a move. Well, here we are, without a contract. At 30, he’s an excellent acquisition for someone on the market. Born in 1993, the highly experienced goalkeeper has proved his worth over the years and is linked with all sorts of clubs. With his limited price of around 11 euros, he's still cheap to pick up. One of the teams is Fiorentina: The club is said to have compiled a list of goalkeepers, and one of the most popular names is definitely that of Timo Horn. Fiorentina has two goalkeepers, Terracciano and Cerofolini and they didn't perform as the club aspected with both of them not being sure of the starting spot. Fiorentina is also linked with Areola and Livakovic. Other teams that showed interest in Horn are the Rangers and probably some second-division teams in Germany would make sense.
Samuel Sahin-Radlinger (No club)
He is one of the most exciting summer stocks on the domestic transfer market and is undoubtedly among Austria's absolute top goalkeepers, plus he has a lot of experience: Samuel Sahin-Radlinger. The 30-year-old goalkeeper made use of his exit clause after the team was relegated.
"Of course, there were already one or two offers. But not yet in a way that fits 100 percent. Of course, a lot of factors also play a role to make sure it really suits everyone. For the family, and it has to." sports are another step forward. But I still have to be patient. Unfortunately, that's part of it."
A step forward would be Germany (second division).
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