Every year, footballers up and down the country are left with the daunting task of finding a new club, should their contracts not be renewed.
We're going to have a look at a starting XI of Premier League players that will be out of contract in the summer, and are available on a free transfer.
We're going to go with a 4-2-2-2 formation, and this starting XI looks like a team that would survive in the Premier League!
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GK - Artur Boruc
The Polish goalkeeper made a name for himself during his time at Celtic. Boruc eventually found himself at Southampton, and had an impressive start to life at St Mary's. However, the keeper has since been loaned out to newly promoted Bournemouth after England international Fraser Forster signed for the Saints.
It is unknown if Eddie Howe will want to take the 35-year-old back to Dean Court for Bournemouth's Premier League campaign, but the veteran is out of contract with Southampton in the summer, and even if Bournemouth won't have him, he's made GiveMeSports 'Premier League - Out of Contract XI'.
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RB - Micah Richards
It may be hard to believe that not only does Micah Richards have 13 appearances for England, but he's actually a product of the Manchester City youth system. Yes, Manchester City really do have a youth system!
The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Fiorentina, but after failing to impress in Serie A, he's unlikely to be offered a new deal at City.
Micah, welcome to the squad!
CB - Ron Vlaar
The Dutch centre-half has been a rock in Aston Villa's defence ever since 2012. Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, he appears to have lost his touch in the Premier League. He's made over 30 appearances for his national team also, but that won't be enough to convince Tim Sherwood to offer the Villa skipper a new deal.
CB - Kolo Toure
Toure, who was with Arsenal during their Invincibles season, is not quite the player he once was. After Leaving Manchester City when his contract ran out, it appears Toure will be going through the gruelling process of finding a new club once again, with his contract expiring at Liverpool this summer.
Toure will be a big part of our centre-back partnership, and it gives us a chance to sing "KOLO, KOLO KOLO, KOLO KOLO, KOLO KOLO TOURE..."
You know how it goes.
LB - Luke Garbutt
At just 21 years old, you may be wondering why Everton are just letting their promising young left back leave. Well, I'm wondering that as well. He's made 11 appearances for the Toffee's this season, including five in the Europa League.
He'll be a fantastic addition to our squad, and he completes our back four very nicely.
CDM - Tom Cleverley
Recently, Cleverley has been on fire for Aston Villa. However, three goals in three games isn't going to be enough to keep him at parent club Manchester United. Tim Sherwood has told Cleverley that if he doesn't sign for Villa, he won't play in the FA Cup final.
Well, even if he doesn't sign for Aston Villa, Cleverley has a place in our starting line up.
CDM - Youssuf Mulumbu
A PSG academy player, Mulumbu moved to West Brom in 2009 following a successful loan spell. Mulumbu has been a rock in the midfield for the Baggies for years in the Premier League.
Mulumbu has an option for a further year on his current deal, but the 28-year-old wants regular football. So Mulumbu, welcome to GMS FC!
CAM - James Milner
Milner is not wanted by Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, but both Liverpool and Arsenal have declared interest in the 29-year-old. Milner is one of the more coveted players in this squad, and he still has a lot to offer any team.
Milner has made an unbelievable 43 appearances for City this season, but they don't want to keep him. It's no surprise that other Premier League clubs are heavily interested in the former England International.
CAM - Scott Sinclair
Another Manchester side loaning a player to Aston Villa, and in Sinclair's case, he too has been brilliant there. Like Cleverley, Sinclair is expected to make the permanent switch to Villa in the summer.
At just 26, the former Chelsea player still has a lot to offer in the Premier League.
ST - Danny Ings
That's right, you can't go anywhere without being told that Danny Ings is out of contract in the summer. Both Liverpool and Manchester United have declared interest in the Englishman, who enjoyed his debut Premier League season.
Ings has reached double figures in the Premier League this season, an impressive record for someone in a team that has been relegated.
ST - James Wilson
Yes, that's right, a Manchester United player, who's looked more promising than Adnan Januzai this season, is out of contract in the summer. The 19-year-old has featured 16 times for the senior team.
With goals in the FA Cup and the Premier League, Wilson has established himself as a hot prospect at Old Trafford. The club will no doubt wish to tie him down to a new deal but, as it stands, he'll be out of contract shortly.
GK - Boaz Myhill (West Brom)
CB - Sylvain Distan (Everton)
RB - Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
CDM - Abou Diaby (Arsenal)
CAM - Jerome Sinclair (Liverpool)
CAM - Gael Kakuta (Chelsea)
ST - John Guidetti (Manchester City)
What do you make of our team? Did we miss anyone in the starting line up? Let us know in the comments below!
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