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The Best Free Agents in Football Manager 2023

Football Manager 2023

Wondering who the best free agents in Football Manager 2023 are? We’ve rounded up the 10 best right here.

The buying and selling of players is the crux of Football Manager 2023. If you can get a good squad then you are halfway there to success. But your resources aren’t unlimited and so getting a bargain is crucial to team building. There is no bigger bargain than a free agent. But who are the best? Read on to find out the best free agents in Football Manager 2023.

Depending on your club and finances, and a whole lot more random bits and bobs, some free agents will appeal more to you than others. Also, contracts will come and go during your playthrough, we have a guide that shows you how to search for free agents as they appear.

But if you want a definitive list of the best free agents at the start of Football Manager 2023, then we’ve got your back!

1. Nicolas De Préville

The veteran French Striker has been available since he left Metz last year. He may not be the best shot but still has a lot to offer.

  • Age: 31
  • Position: AM (RL), ST (C)
  • Nation of Birth: France
  • Current Ability: 129

2. Edgar lé

Lé has played in lots of the European top flights of football and managed one substitute cap for Barcelona. He also has represented both Portugal and Guinea-Bissau internationally.

  • Age: 28
  • Position: D (RC)
  • Nation of Birth: Guinea-Bissau
  • Current Ability: 130

3. Filipe Augusto

The defensive midfielder has a decent list of previous teams and looked likely to break into the Brazilian senior national team. That boat may have come and gone, but when it comes to the best free agents, Augusto is a decent prospect for many teams in Football Manager 2023.

  • Age: 28
  • Position: DM, M (C)
  • Nation of Birth: Brazil
  • Current Ability: 130

4. Victor Sánchez

  • Age: 34
  • Position: D (RC) WB (R), DM, M (RC)
  • Nation of Birth: Spain
  • Current Ability: 130

Not to be confused with the other Victor Sánchez, this 35 year-old veteran played for the Catalan giants instead of Real Madrid. While not being as influential, he still has experience playing at a high level and could well be worth a punt.

5. Fábio Martins

Being released after playing in Abu Dhabi means Martins is now available to pick up for no fee. And at the age of 29, he could still offer returns for a few years.

  • Age: 29
  • Position: AM (RL)
  • Nation of Birth: Portugal
  • Current Ability: 132

6. Toño Garcia

Toño Garcia, apart from being a data entrist’s worst nightmare, has been a mainstay in La Liga. He is available again and still has the ability for most teams in that league.

  • Age: 32
  • Position: D/WB (L)
  • Nation of Birth: Spain
  • Current Ability: 132

7. Saphir Taider

Taider has spent time all over Europe and most recently in Saudi Arabia. Adaptability is certainly a strong point for the midfielder that has just become available.

  • Age: 30
  • Position: DM, M (C)
  • Nation of Birth: France
  • Current Ability: 134

8. Ghoulam Faouzi

Having spent nearly a decade at Napoli, The French left-back is in unfamiliar waters. He is free for anyone who is tempted by the Algerian national player.

  • Age: 31
  • Position: D/WB (L)
  • Nation of Birth: France
  • Current Ability: 134

9. Mateo Musacchio

Mateo Musacchio has played most of his senior career at Villareal. That is high praise within itself, and despite a rather unsuccessful spell at Lazio, could well be worth the wages for any top division side. Undoubtedly one of the best free agents you can currently snap up in Football Manager 2023.

  • Age: 31
  • Position: D (C)
  • Nation of Birth: Argentina
  • Current Ability: 135

10. Santiago Arias

Perhaps it shows our age that the name Santiago reminds us of the notoriously silly Goal! Trilogy of films. This Santiago may not have won Newcatle any cups, but he has performed admirably at both PSV and Atletico Madrid.

  • Age: 30
  • Position: D/WB (R)
  • Nation of Birth: Colombia
  • Current Ability: 138

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