6 Euro 2024 stars whose contracts will come to an end this summer

Euro 2024 is fast approaching, with the primary attention expected to be on the football matches taking place. Nevertheless, the upcoming tournament will also draw significant interest in transfer discussions, as numerous players participating are aware that their club contracts will expire on July 1.

Several of these players will sign a contract extension at a later date, some will have already joined a new team, and others will be confronted with the possibility of being unemployed. FootballTransfers provides an overview of the most prominent Euro 2024 stars whose contracts will come to an end this summer.

1. Kylian Mbappe (France)

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Kylian Mbappe’s current contract with PSG is set to expire on July 1, and it is now widely believed that he will make a move to Real Madrid on a free transfer.

PSG manager Luis Enrique has publicly stated that the talented forward will be departing at the end of the season. However, there has been no official confirmation from either Mbappe or Real Madrid regarding this transfer.

Mbappe himself has publicly mentioned that he will reveal his decision regarding his future before the start of Euro 2024. Despite being linked with Real Madrid multiple times in recent years, Mbappe has always opted to remain at PSG, much to the frustration of the Blancos.

As a key player for France, Mbappe will play a crucial role for his national team during the Euros.

2. Olivier Giroud (France)

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Olivier Giroud’s tenure at AC Milan will come to an end when his contract expires at the conclusion of the season, and it is universally acknowledged that he will not be extending his stay. It is widely speculated that Giroud has reached an agreement to join LAFC in the MLS, fulfilling a long-held aspiration of playing in the United States.

The 37-year-old striker is believed to have committed to a contract that will run until December 2025. During his time at AC Milan, Giroud has had a remarkable three years, contributing significantly to the club’s triumph in securing the Scudetto in 2022. As for his international career, it is anticipated that Euro 2024 will mark his final tournament representing France.

3. Luka Modric (Croatia)

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Luka Modric, the esteemed footballer, may potentially bid farewell to Real Madrid this summer, marking the end of his illustrious 12-year tenure as a revered figure within the club.

At the age of 38, Modric intends to patiently await the conclusion of the season before engaging in discussions with Madrid regarding the prospect of extending his contract for another year or departing on a free transfer.

Despite his advancing years, the Croatian maestro continues to attract significant attention, with numerous admirers recognizing his exceptional talent and leadership qualities. This is evident as he assumes the role of captain for his national team during the Euro 2024 tournament.

4. Jorginho (Italy)

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Jorginho made the move to Arsenal in February 2023 from Chelsea under an initial 18-month contract, which included the possibility of a one-year extension. Despite his impressive performance this season and his significant role in the midfield, the anticipated contract extension has not been finalized.

Consequently, the uncertainty surrounding Jorginho’s future at Arsenal persists. Italian clubs have shown interest in reacquiring him and bringing him back to Serie A. While Jorginho is expected to feature prominently for Italy in Euro 2024, he may alternate with Manuel Locatelli as the defensive midfielder.

5. Adrien Rabiot (France)

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Adrien Rabiot’s current contract with Juventus is set to expire at the conclusion of the ongoing season, and there have been no substantial discussions regarding a potential extension.

According to the Italian media, it is widely believed that Rabiot is unlikely to commit to a new contract, particularly due to the anticipated departure of Max Allegri, whom he shares a close relationship with, from the Bianconeri in June.

Interestingly, this marks the second consecutive year in which Rabiot’s contract is nearing its expiration date. Last year, he managed to secure an extension just days before it was due to expire at the end of June.

Looking ahead, Rabiot is expected to play a pivotal role as a starting midfielder for the French national team during the Euro 2024 tournament.

6. Piotr Zielinski (Poland)

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Napoli has officially confirmed Piotr Zielinski’s departure at the end of his contract. The midfielder decided to end negotiations for a contract renewal with the Serie A champions last year. Consequently, he was excluded from Napoli’s Champions League knockout stage squad as a disciplinary measure. Reports from various Italian media outlets suggest that Zielinski has already agreed to a pre-contract with Inter, making him a key player for Poland’s national team.