Over the years we have seen players who have refused to renew their contracts and have given their clubs a pulse to force their exit to another team. It has come out for some but not so much for others.
Let’s look at the cases of those who lost their pulse and the club left them in the stands without playing. Will Kylian Mbappé join the list?
The case of Bernd Schuster is one of the oldest and one that had the greatest impact. The German showed his iron character and refused to renew his contract with FC Barcelona, staying a year without playing. Once it expired in 1988, he came to Real Madrid for free.
During the 2005/2006 season, Duda did not want to extend his link with Málaga, which relegated him to a totally secondary role. At the end of the season he went to Seville. The tensions between club and player ended up passing since in 2009 he returned to the Malaguista team.
Fernando Llorente went from being a leading player at Athletic Club to being ostracized. The player was not sent to the stands, although the bench became his most common place. At the end of the season he went to Juventus for free.
Wesley Sneijder did not want to extend his link with Inter Milan and the Italian club separated him from the team. In his case he was luckier than other teammates since in the winter market he went to Galatasaray and was only without playing the first half of the season.
So far no player has been able to beat PSG a pulse, Rabiot experienced it in the first person. The player’s desire was to go to Barcelona and he refused to renew because of what he saw the season from the stands. Once the season was over, the operation with Barça did not go ahead and he ended up going to Juventus where he did not do much better.
Alex Remiro was trained in the lower categories of Athletic Club and left without making his debut with the first team. The goalkeeper was left out of the calls for not renewing his contract and in June 2019 he packed his bags for Real Sociedad.
The FC Barcelona youth squad, Ilaix Moriba, is the last to join this list. The player has refused to renew his contract that expires in 2022 and although the club is pressuring him to reverse his position for the time being.
The player was not summoned by Koeman to do the preseason with the first team and has been relegated to the subsidiary although without playing a game. If you can’t get out this summer, the year will be blank.