Most valuable XI of players who will become free agents at the end of the season

There are some big names available for free next summer

The January transfer window passed without any major surprises. 

A few big-money moves were made - Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United and Steven Bergwijn to Tottenham spring to mind.  

But most teams decided to stay quiet and perhaps plan for the summer.

In fact, most of the talk in the winter window surrounded upcoming free agents - the likes of Edinson Cavani and Dries Mertens. 

Both of those strikers decided to stay with their current sides for the remainder of the season, but they will be free to move on come June. 

They aren't the only big players out of contract either. Check out an XI of the most valuable free agents below: 

GK: Walter Benitez | OGC Nice | £9 million

LB: Layvin Kurzawa | PSG | £13.5 million

CB: Jan Vertonghen | Tottenham | £16.2 million 

Vertonghen could leave Spurs next summer

CB: Nacho | Real Madrid | £13.5 million

RB: Thomas Meunier | PSG | £27 million

CDM: Nemanja Matic | Manchester United | £18 million

Matic will soon be out of contract at Man United

CM: Blaise Matuidi | Juventus | £16.2 million

LW: Ryan Fraser | Bournemouth | £27 million

RM: Willian | Chelsea | £28.8 million 

Willian has been heavily linked with Barca

ST: Edinson Cavani | PSG | £22.5 million

ST: Dries Mertens | Napoli | £22.5 million

Check out the full team, thanks to Transfermarkt, below: 

The most valuable free agents XI

There are certainly a few massive names who will be available for free next summer. 

As mentioned above, Mertens and Cavani are still very much in demand, despite their advancing ages. 

Willian has also been heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea - it's rumoured that Barcelona are very interested in the Brazilian. 

Then there are the likes of Matuidi, Meunier and Vertonghen, who could all definitely do a job for any of Europe's biggest teams.  

Meunier is another big name out of contract

But the most valuable player in this XI is Bournemouth's Fraser. The winger is 25-years-old and is likely running down his contract to secure a move to a much bigger club. 

Past reports have suggested that Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all interested in the Scotsman. 

It will be very interesting to see where he - and the rest of the players in this XI - end up next season. 

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