As the 2016/17 Premier League season comes to an end, Rush Football takes a look at five players whose contracts expire at this end of this campaign…
Zlatan Ibrahimović (35)
Despite scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances for Man United in all competitions, Zlatan is yet to be tied down to a club for the 2017/18 season. With an option in his current contract to extend his stay for a further twelve months yet to be utilised, a number of clubs around the globe are ready to pounce on any potential opportunity to snap up the 6′ 5″ Swede. And, whilst it’s possible his staggering £200,000 a week wages could deter a number of clubs, come the off season Zlatan will surely still have no shortage of offers should United decide not to extend his deal.
Santi Cazorla (32)
After suffering an ankle injury in the Champions League win against Ludogorets in mid-October, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season, Cazorla’s time at the Emirates seems to be drawing to a close. Only making 15 Premier League appearances during the 2015/16 season, the injury prone Spaniard has struggled to find any form or fitness. With reported interest from Fenerbache, currently managed by former Sunderland man Dick Advocaat, the fan favourite could well be on his way out.
Yaya Touré (33)
Since making his return to the City squad in November, Touré has been ever present for The Citizens making 28 appearances in all competitions. Despite this, the Ivorian has yet to be offered a new deal and with growing interest from clubs around the globe, Touré could be on his way out of the Etihad come the end of the current campaign.
Jesús Navas (31)
Another City player whose contract concludes at the end of the 2016/17 season is Jesús Navas. Since arriving from Sevilla in the summer of 2013, the wide man has failed to live up to expectation, scoring just four Premier League goals in the past four seasons. Struggling to maintain form and frustrated at the lack of Premier League starts this season, a return to Sevilla is looking ever more likely where he will be welcomed back with open arms.
John Terry (36)
After making an incredible 712 appearances and leading the club to domestic and international success on a number of occasions, John Terry’s time at Stamford Bridge is finally coming to an end. With only rumours circulating as to his next move, there is high demand for his signature in both the US and China. Whatever his next move may be, he will live long in the memory of all Premier League football fans.