If you decide to take over at a club with a low transfer budget or are looking to make some thrifty signings to bulk out your squad, then bringing in some Free Agent players could be the way to go.
Check out which players could be the very best Free Agents to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode below.
What is a 'Free Agent' in Career Mode?
A Free Agent is a player who is currently not signed with a club, so is eligible to sign with other clubs immediately.
This means you can sign a Free Agent for no transfer fee in Career Mode.
However, though Free Agents won’t cost you a single penny to sign and you’ll have access to them immediately, you need to keep an eye on your wage bill as some players come with hefty demands.
Always keep an eye out in the Free Agent section of the transfer market, as you can find some real gems in there, and if you don't act quick, another club will!
FIFA 23 Best Free Agents
Free Agents in FIFA don't always match up with real-world standings at the start of Career Mode, and can often be auto-assigned to a club when you first load up a campaign.
However, we are hoping to get a chance to snap up some bargains this season,
Here are some of the best players that are currently out of contract and could be found as Free Agents at the start of FIFA 23 Career Mode.
Santiago Arias (OVR 79 - POT 79)
A hamstring injury kept him sidelined for most of last season, but if he stays fit Santiago Arias could be a very good recruit for your club.
He is a technically gifted right-back that is more than capable of getting stuck into a tackle when needed.
Jason Denayer (OVR 78 - POT 81)
One of the best players currently without a club is the Belgian Jason Denayer.
He fits FIFA gameplay very well, with decent pace for a centre-back and good physicality too.
Dan-Axel Zagadou (OVR 77 - POT 82)
A towering CB, Dan-Axel Zagadou is a great option to bring in if you're after an old-school defender.
He can move a bit luck a truck, but his defensive stats are solid and if he gets his body in the way the opposition will find him hard to pass.
Djibril Sidibe (OVR 77 - POT 77)
World Cup winner Djibril Sidibe could bring some great experience and skill to your side.
An all-rounder of a right-back, he has the legs to get up and down the pitch and will be effective at both ends.
Xeka (OVR 76 - POT 77)
If you can deal with a player that lacks pace, Xeka could be a good reinforcement in the centre of the pitch.
The Portuguese has good technical and defensive stats, so if you're looking for a holding midfielder he could fit your requirements.
Juan Mata (OVR 76 - POT 76)
Age is certainly catching up with him, and you may only be able to get a season or two out of the signing, but Juan Mata is still a silky operator.
The Spaniard might not have the legs to keep up with a fast-paced game, but if you're in need of a man who can unlock defences in the final third he has the quality to do so.
Adel Taarabt (OVR 76 - POT 76)
Very skilful on the ball, Adel Taarabt also has some physicality about him to battle it out in the middle of the park.
His attributes will likely start to drop pretty quickly, but you can still get a decent season or two from him.
Fabian Delph (OVR 75 - POT 75)
A box-to-box player who is tidy on the ball, Fabian Delph would make a decent squad player for a bigger side or could run the midfield for a smaller one.
He may be over 30 years old now, but he still has plenty left in the tank to give to your club.
Zakaria Labyad (OVR 74 - POT 74)
Zakaria Labyad could prove a very shrewd signing for a side on a budget.
Still with a good few years left in his career and with all the attributes you would ask for of a no. 10, he should also be able to be persuaded to join for a low wage.
Edgar Ie (OVR 74 - POT 74)
He may not have the highest rating around, but Edgar Ie has green stats in all the right places to make him an effective CB.
His speed means he could easily fill in at RB too, with great physicality and defensive attributes to match.