Just 10 days remain until the January transfer window swings open and clubs across Europe can scour the market for hidden gems, which may well include LaLiga players who can be signed up on a pre-contract agreement in their existing deal runs out in June 2017.
Across the division, seasoned veterans, star players, and fringe talents alike are all viable to requiring a new club in the summer, a race which kicks off very soon indeed.
Pepe is the key figure in the Real Madrid squad that has not yet been tied down with a new deal, enticing Premier League and Chinese clubs into keeping an eye on the veteran defender.
Despite all the fuss made over Lionel Messi, the Argentine will at least be contracted for another 18 months at the Camp Nou, with only goalkeeper Jordi Masip set to leave at the end of 2016/17.
Four players are running down their contract at the Estadio Vicente Calderon at the moment; Miguel Angel Moya, Fernando Torres, Tiago, and Alessio Cerci.
The Italian winger is back in the fold after injuries and loans, but his future hangs under a huge question mark, whereas the other three are set for opportunities in the first-team in the months to come, possibly allowing a shot at a new deal.
Michael Krohn-Dehli's long term knee injury adds to the uncertainty over his Sevilla future, with Benoit Tremoulinas also only contracted to next June. However, the Dane does have an option for another 12 months if desired by the club.
Having spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, Fede Cartabia is the only name running out of time at Valencia, where he's only played four matches in 2016/17.
None of Villarreal's out of contract players have appeared for the club this season; Daniele Bonera, Bojan Jokic, and Mariano Barbosa, opening the door for their exit.
Only Alvaro Cejudo of the three Real Betis players out of contract is in any kind of favour in Andalusia, and even then he's played infrequently. Alex Martinez appears to have been ostracised after a number of errors whereas Manu Herrera is yet to play.
Enric Saborit, Elustondo and Gorka Iraizoz are all set to leave Athletic Club after being rarely used so far this campaign. Aitor Aduriz, meanwhile, remains a vital part of the team and yet is only six months from a free transfer.
Real Sociedad will have to act fast to avoid another club swooping for club captain Xabi Prieto, with Mikel Gonzalez also requiring a new deal before June.
Only two Celta Vigo men are out of contract in the coming months, left-back Planas and fringe midfielder Sene.
Malaga icon Duda is one of three men without a deal past June, the veteran midfielder joined by 32-year-old forward Charles and defender Weligton.
Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores is yet to use Victor Alvarez at Estadio Cornella-El Prat, and thus might not be sad to see him leave along with Salva Sevilla and former Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis.
Curiously, Ryan Babel's contract expires on December 31 for the LaLiga mid-table dwellers, with the club actively attempting a fresh deal but pessimistic about their chances. Potentially joining the Dutchman in leaving the club are German Lux and Fernando Navarro, whose contracts run out in the summer.
Fighting relegation, it may be hard for Granada to secure the futures of forward David Barral, Ivan Kelava, Javi Marquez, and midfielder Isaac Cuenca before their safety is secured.
Three key defenders could be leaving Eibar for pastures new in the summer; Ivan Ramis, Antonio Luna, and, to a lesser extent, Mauro Dos Santos.
Newly-promoted Alaves could see Manu Barreiro, Kiko Femenía, Raúl García, or Gaizka Toquero agree a pre-contract switch with a new club in Janaury.
No LaLiga club has more players out of contract in June than Las Palmas; Kevin-Prince Boateng, Nabil El Zhar, Momo, David Garcia, Javi Varas, Dani Castellano, Raúl Lizoain, and Montoro are all up for a move. Boateng, however, does have an additional 12 month option.
Toni, Sastre, Víctor Díaz, goalkeeper Jon Serantes, and Alberto Martin could all leave the Pepineros in June.
FIghting for the own survival, Osasuna will also have to manage the futures of Mario Fernández, Nauzet, and Javi Álamo in the coming months.
Only Xavi Torres is out of contract at the end of 2016/17 for Sporting Gijon.