Every Premier League player due to be out of contract if the season resumes after June

Coronavirus has had a serious impact on sport in every corner of the world.

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered the suspension of football competitions throughout Europe, including the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A and La Liga.

With the Champions League and Europa League postponed, too, there are major doubts concerning whether it will be possible to see out the current season.

UEFA and its 55 member associations will deliberate over the best course of action in a videoconference meeting on Tuesday, though any prospective scenario is certain to cause widespread disruption for several months at least.

One proposed workaround is to delay Euro 2020 until next year and free up the summer for the completion of all remaining domestic and continental fixtures. But while that would seem a satisfactory outcome given the circumstances, it raises yet another dilemma.

A host of Premier League players are due to be out of contract on June 30, meaning if the season is further delayed, some could become free agents before the final match is played.

It’s anyone’s guess how such a situation would be addressed and – as this list published by the Mirror shows – every club in the top-flight would be effected.

AFC Bournemouth

  • Simon Francis
  • Artur Boruc
  • Andrew Surman
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Ryan Fraser
  • Jordan Ibe
  • Jack Simpson
  • Harry Wilson (loan ends May 30)


  • Pablo Mari (loan ends)
  • Matt Macey
  • Dani Ceballos (loan ends)

Aston Villa

  • Pepe Reina (loan ends)
  • Danny Drinkwater (loan ends)
  • Borja Baston
  • Matija Sarkic
  • Keinan Davis

Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Beram Kayal
  • Ezequiel Schelotto


  • Aaron Lennon
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Joe Hart
  • Adam Legzdins
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Robbie Brady
  • Jeff Hendrick


  • Willy Caballero
  • Willian
  • Pedro
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Marco van Ginkel

Crystal Palace

  • Stephan Henderson
  • Scott Dann


  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Leighton Baines
  • Cuco Martina
  • Djibril Cisse (loan ends)
  • Oumar Niasse

Leicester City

  • Eldin Jakupovic
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Wes Morgan
  • Nampalys Mendy


  • Andy Lonergan
  • Adam Lallana
  • Nathaniel Clyne

Manchester City

  • David Silva
  • Claudio Bravo

Manchester United

  • Odion Ighalo (loan ends)
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Newcastle United

  • Rob Elliott
  • Andy Carroll
  • Danny Rose (loan ends)
  • Jack Colback
  • Karl Darlow
  • Jetro Willems (loan ends)
  • Javier Manquillo
  • Valentino Lazaro (loan ends)
  • Nabil Bentaleb (loan ends)
  • Jamie Sterry
  • Matthew Longstaff

Norwich City

  • Ondrej Duda (loan ends)

Sheffield United

  • Phil Jagielka
  • Leon Clarke
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Ricky Holmes
  • John Lundstram
  • Kieron Freeman
  • Richairo Zivkovic (loan ends)
  • Panagiotis Retsos (loan ends)
  • Mohamed Besic (loan ends May 30)
  • Dean Henderson (loan ends May 30)


  • Kyle Walker-Peters (loan ends May 30)
  • Kevin Danso (loan ends)
  • Shane Long

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Japhet Tanganga
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Michel Vorm


  • Ben Foster
  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Jose Holebas
  • Daniel Bachmann

West Ham United

  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Tomas Soucek (loan ends)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • John Ruddy
  • Phil Ofusu-Ayeh
  • Bright Enobakhare
  • Max Kilman
  • Enzo Loiodice (loan ends)

That’s a staggering 90 players who won’t be eligible to play in the Premier League if the campaign drags into June and beyond.

Some clubs face a worse impact than others: Newcastle have 11 players – almost half their squad – due to depart this summer, while Norwich would be only one man down.

The big-hitters aren’t immune either, and the situation may even help the likes of Giroud, Lallana and Ighalo get another year at their respective clubs, albeit out of necessity more than anything else.

However, with the state of play under constant review amid the threat of coronavirus, clubs are unlikely to be making any decisions on player contracts until they’re given clearer directions on how to proceed.

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