The summer market for football transfer is about to open in many countries on June 9, 2021. Several famous African players are about to terminate their contracts and would please many clubs. Selection.
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon)
After several years in France and Portugal, the striker has become a figure in Turkey. With Besiktas, he won two league titles (2017 and 2021) and the national cup (2021). Will he leave the Istanbul club on this double? Will he stretch there? Or will he get involved in another education? At 29 years old, Indomitable Lion has experience.
André Ayew (Ghana)
At 31 years old, Abédi Pelé’s son is probably about to sign the last big contract of his career. Will he benefit from a major sporting challenge after two frustrating seasons in the English Second Division with Swansea? Or will the versatile midfielder choose a financially rewarding destination?
Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria)
Exclusively a miracle, the midfielder will not extend with Schalke 04. The Algerian has been virulent against the German club in recent days. Regardless: at 26, Algeria should have the choice. His profile is well known in Germany, England and France in particular.
Yannick Bolasie (DRC)
The Congolese’s sad experience at Everton is finally over. Anyone who has been loaned out four times by the English club in recent seasons will be able to try to bounce back elsewhere. As a 32-year-old, the winger may not have the same legs as during his first year at Crystal Palace. But he has not played much in recent years and has been relatively injury-free since his cruciate ligament fracture in late 2016.
Ahmed Elmohamady (Egypt)
The right-back is one of the few Egyptians who has spent most of his career abroad, such as Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny. Is it time to return to Egypt at the age of 33? In England, where he has played since 2010, the defender seems to have covered the issue after good years with Sunderland, Hull City and Aston Villa.
Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
His surprising freelance in a few weeks with Kano Pillars, a Nigerian club, is over. The 28-year-old winger is on the market more than ever. The former resident of CSKA Moscow (Russia), Leicester City (England) and Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia) will undoubtedly have high salary expectations.
Romain Saïss (Morocco)
Experienced, versatile and left-handed: the Moroccan defender will have arguments to make when negotiating a salary elsewhere than in Wolverhampton (England), a formation where he has lived five seasons completed.
Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia)
At 29, the midfielder is still a safe bet, having already played on three continents: Africa, Europe and Asia. His contract in Egypt with Zamalek expires. The person concerned retains a good rating in the Gulf, despite a short period in Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia).
Ibrahima Traoré (Guinea)
One side has turned for the winger after seven years at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Will the 33-year-old Guinean revive himself elsewhere than in Germany, a country where he has played since 2006?