Football as a sport has always been unpredictable and so has been the careers of the players playing the sport. Contractual disagreements between the clubs and the players are always making the headlines. Sometimes, a club wants to hold on to a player but they can’t agree on the smallest of details in the contract leading to the players leaving for free once they run down their tenure with the club. Sometimes the players experience a dip in form and the club where they are plying their trade feel it’s in the best interest of both parties to not to extend the existing contract. When a player is out of contract, he becomes a free agent and can join any club of his choosing, without the club having to pay a hefty transfer fee. Let’s take a look at the 11 best Free Agents according to their positions and how they can form a formidable starting lineup.
Rehenesh TP had started his footballing career at ONGC in 2012 and was a part of their I-League campaign. And after playing for 4 clubs in 2 years, Rehenesh’s shot to fame came during the first ISL season in 2014. After joining the North East United FC on loan from Shillong Lajon, Rehenesh became a regular for the Highlanders and during the 2014 and 2015 ISL season, he went onto make 87 saves and keeping 9 clean sheets. During 2015 season of the ISL, he made as many as 47 saves, the most by a goalkeeper in the league that season. Rehenesh played as a first choice keeper for North East United for 5 seasons, making 40 appearances for them. He signed for the Blasters for the 2019/20 season, but the form he exhibited at Guwahati seemed to have deserted him. Playing 13 games for the Blasters last season, he conceded 25 goals and was only able to keep 2 clean sheets. Rehenesh is out of contract from the 1st of June and it would be interesting to see which ISL club will be looking to take a gamble on him and as the old saying goes “Form is temporary. Class is permanent.” Rehenesh will be itching to get out there and prove his critics wrong.