EA Sports FC 24 Contract Expiry 2026 – Which players are available for free after three seasons?

EA Sports FC 24 Contract Expiry 2026 – Which players are available for free after three seasons?
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Checking out the list of EA Sports FC 24 contract expiry 2026 signings could help bring in some world class talent to your club. The list of players potentially available for free during your third season boasts some brilliant players. Unlike some of the other lists, these stars aren’t at the end of their careers either.

FC 24 Career Mode will once more be a go-to mode for many fans of EA Sports’ football titles. Despite the name change to FC 24 from the expected FIFA 24, the game looks set to remain familiar. Some exciting changes have arrived in Manager Career though, and we can’t wait to get stuck in once the EA Sports FC 24 release date arrives.

For now though, check out which world beaters you may be able to sign for free in your third season in FC 24 Career Mode.

Who are the best contract expiry 2026 signings?

These are the best players expected to be available as FC 24 Career Mode contract expiry 2026 signings and their predicted ratings and potential.

Thibaut Courtois31GK9090
Gianluigi Donnarumma24GK8892
Frenkie de Jong26CM8790
Mike Maignan27GK8789
Bruno Fernandes28CAM8787
Gregor Kobel25GK8689
Antonio Rudiger30CB8686
Theo Hernandez25LB8590

Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is widely expected to be the best GK in the game when the FC 24 ratings are revealed. Despite a serious knee injury ruling him out for a large portion of the new season, Courtois will be excellent in FC 24. Snapping him up on a free could secure yourself a top GK for many years to come.


Will Casemiro be one of the best CDMs when 2026 rolls around? In the third season of your save, we expect the Brazilian to possess the defensive and technical qualities to excel as a deep-lying midfielder. While he may not quite be at the very elite level at that stage of the game, most teams will benefit from having Casemiro in the squad either as a back-up, or midfield pivot.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

The best young goalkeeper in the business. It is still hard to believe that Gianluigi Donnarumma is so young, he’s been around for years! Already one of the game’s best stoppers, Donnarumma will likely have the potential to go past Courtois and become the outright best in the world by 2026. Donnarumma is a must-have for your transfer shortlist.


The third season is the year of the goalkeeper. Man City and Brazil keeper Ederson could also be available on a free transfer in the 2025/26 season. We could see Ederson receive a boost when the Man City ratings are revealed after their historic treble last season. Ederson will be in his early 30s by the time he is available, so he will still have plenty of time left at the top of the game.

Frenkie de Jong

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong was a fan-favourite in the FIFA franchise. We expect this to continue in FC 24 thanks to his excellent mobility and physical attributes. The Dutchman is the perfect modern midfielder as he combines his brilliant work rates and physical prowess with technical excellence. Signing him for free can transform your team.

If you aren’t sure how to sign players for free in FC 24 Career Mode, check out our contract expiry 2024 signings guide for the low down. There are some great players available in the second season of the game too, so make sure you add the contract expiry 2025 players to your shortlist too.