14 Oct 2021 2:20 PM +00:00

FM22 Free Agents: Ten players you MUST sign in this year's game

Who doesn't love a free agent?

Stripping away negotiations with another club, Football Manager players certainly adore a bargain buy.

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

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

Age: 26

Position: DM, M (C)

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TICK TOCK - FM22's authentic Deadline Day will keep the pressure on as you look to complete your team

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

Age: 32

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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

Age: 30

Position: AM (CR), M (R)

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STATS DON'T LIE - FM22's data hub will allow you to keep track of your player's progress

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

Age: 38

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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?

Robbie Brady

Age: 29

Position: M (L), WB (L), D (L)

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ON THE DOTTED LINE - Shrewd acquisitions will allow you to stretch your budget to the max

He may not be the flashiest name on this list, but he could certainly be one of the most astute.

A recent Premier League regular for Burnley, Robbie Brady would be an excellent player for any Championship team in FM22 - even if it's just for his crossing ability.

Giovani dos Santos

Age: 32

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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

Age: 25

Position: AM (RL), M (RL)

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DEFENCE TO ATTACK - FM22's new wide CB role will allow you to be even more innovative with your tactics

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

Age: 30

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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.

Wilfried Bony

Age: 32

Position: ST (C)

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SHARING IS CARING - FM22's new immersive staff meeting system will allow your players to flourish

Wilfried Bony may have had a rollercoaster career, but such a striker deserves to end it in style.

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Strong and composed, Bony could be the ideal backup striker for your FM22 save, possessing the ideal concoction to be an impactful substitute

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