Football Manager 2022 Free Agents: Ten stars you can sign for FREE in this year's game

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Everybody loves signing a free agent, especially when that player returns major results for your team, and there are some great options to choose from in Football Manager 2022.

Whether it's players in their twilight or former prospects looking to rekindle their careers, there's certain to be a star in this list for you.

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Jack Wilshere (CA 124 - PA 160)

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THE REBUILD - There's still time to revive Wilshere's career in FM22

Age: 29

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Position: M (C), AM (C), DM

Jack Wilshere was once a Football Manager wonderkid, but injuries have left us wondering what could have been.

Now available for nothing, could you be the man to help Wilshere finally realise his potential?

Nabil Bentaleb (CA 124 - PA 140)

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FORGOTTEN SON - Can you get Bentaleb's career back on track in FM22?
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Age: 26

Position: DM, M (C)

Another former Premier League hotshot with bags of potential, Nabil Bentaleb looked certain for a decent career in the game.

Recently released from Schalke, Bentaleb is a sturdy option that would offer depth to your team's midfield - but bear in mind any potential attitude problems.

Andy Carroll (CA 119 - PA 146)

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TARGET MAN - Andy Carroll is the perfect plan-B in FM22
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Age: 32

Position: ST (C)

From costing Liverpool £35 million in 2011 to being a free agent ten years later, Andy Carroll's career never hit the heights it was expected to.

Whilst he may be a high-earner, strong negotiations could result in you signing one of the best physical strikers in FM22.

Once the topic of Deadline Day rumours, could you utilise FM22's brand new feature to land Carroll for your club?

Gaston Ramirez (CA 133 - PA 145)

NO ONE LIKE GASTON - Ramirez is still a good option for Premier League sides in FM22
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NO ONE LIKE GASTON - Ramirez is still a good option for Premier League sides in FM22
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Age: 30

Position: AM (CR), M (R)

Another player with a rollercoaster career trajectory, Gaston Ramirez finds himself without a club at the start of FM22.

Certain to bring a quality range of passing to your team, it's well worth taking a punt on the Uruguayan play-maker.

Dani Alves (CA 140 - PA 174)

LEGEND - Dani Alves has still got it in FM22
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LEGEND - Dani Alves has still got it in FM22
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Age: 38

Position: RB, M (R), AM (C), M (C)

One of the most decorated players in world football, Dani Alves is currently available for nothing.

Searching for that final flutter in his career, and having moved into midfield at Sao Paulo, could the former Barcelona star bring the Samba style to your FM22 save?

Elaquim Mangala (CA 132 - PA 145)

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FRENCH DOMINATOR - Mangala is one of the most aggressive players in FM22
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Age: 30

Position: D (C)

Once a player valued at £30 million, Mangala's career drastically tailed off following a poor spell at Manchester City.

Now a free agent - but still perfectly capable of doing a job for any team in the Premier League - we believe the French centre-half could be one of the best free agents available in FM22.

Giovani dos Santos (CA 116 - PA 150)

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GIO GIO GIO - The Mexican wizard is sure to score goals for your team in FM22
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Age: 32

Position: AM (RLC), ST

How many times will you get the chance to sign an Olympic gold medallist for free?

A product of the Barcelona academy, Giovani dos Santos has been around the block. With a few years left in the legs, could he be the man to add some attacking depth to your FM22 save?

Jordon Ibe (CA 104 - PA 140)

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ANFIELD MADE - Ibe's career needs a boost in FM22
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Age: 25

Position: AM (RL), M (RL)

Formerly tipped for big things after breaking through the Liverpool ranks, Ibe's career is in desperate need of rebuilding.

Still quick and versatile, Ibe could be a rough diamond for your FM22 saves, offering you the chance to hand the 25-year-old one last opportunity at the big time.

Clement Grenier (CA 129 - PA 136)

MIDFIELD MAESTRO - Grenier could be the best free agent midfielder in FM22
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MIDFIELD MAESTRO - Grenier could be the best free agent midfielder in FM22
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Age: 30

Position DM, M (C)

Another career blighted by injuries, Clement Grenier would still be an excellent option for your FM22 save.

His experience in France's top-flight - as well as appearances for the French national team - would make him a solid signing for your team, adding depth and grit to your midfield.

Sebastian Giovinco (CA 128 - PA 152)

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ONE LAST RIDE - Giovinco still has the ability to cause havoc in FM22
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Age: 34

Position: AM (C)

Once labelled as a tenacious young prospect, Sebastian is now on the lookout for one final challenge.

After bossing MLS, could this Italian attacking midfielder return to Europe and create one last moment of magic?

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