Football Manager 2022: Best signings under £5 million

Football Manager 2022 has finally arrived, which means it's time to compile your shortlist of bargain superstars.

We're all thrifty managers looking for the next snip and regardless of your budget, we've got you covered for some of the best bargains you can secure for less than £5 million in this year's game.

Click here to find out the best signings you can make for under £10 million

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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Age: 25

Position: M (C), AM (C)

Club: Chelsea

Value: £5.6 million

Wage: £150,000

Chelsea has huge squad depth, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a name that has been deemed surplus to requirement in FM22.

Available for less than £5 million, with some shrewd negotiating, Loftus-Cheek could become a star for years to come for your team.


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Age: 33

Position: D (L)

Club: Real Madrid

Value: £325,000

Wage: £250,000 a week

A serial winner throughout his career, Marcelo's Galactico days look set to end at the start of this season.

With Real Madrid looking to move on the 33-year-old, now could be the time for you to swoop in and sign a player with plenty of talent and a massive reputation.

Christian Benteke

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Age: 30

Position: ST (C)

Club: Crystal Palace

Value: £600,000

Wage: £120,000 a week

Whilst Christian Benteke is far from a prolific striker, I still think the Belgian powerhouse could be a useful player for less than £1 million.

A different option to bring off the bench, we think Benteke would be a great bargain signing if you can get his wages down.

Charly Musonda

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Age: 24

Position: AM (RLC)

Club: Chelsea

Value: £1.4 million

Wage: £40,000 a week

Once a wonderkid with plenty of potential, Musonda is now a player seeking a move in order to revive his career.

The Belgian winger has an excellent mix of pace and flair, meaning he could become a surprise star for your team in Football Manager 2022.

Samuel Shashoua

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Age: 22

Position: AM (LRC), M (RL)

Club: Tenerife

Value: £2 million

Wage: £7,750 a week

A versatile Englishman currently plying his trade in Spain, Samuel Shashoua is a player that could act as a bit of a hidden gem in Football Manager 2022.

With a decent current and potential rating, this Canary Island star could be about to defy expectations at your club.

Facundo Colidio

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Age: 21

Position: ST (C)

Club: Inter Milan

Value: £1.2 million

Wage: £6,000

Another hidden gem with a decent amount of potential, Facundo Colidio is the bargain striker that all managers should be looking out for.

With Inter open to a sale, Colidio is a cheap striker with the potential to become a world-beater for your team.


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Age: 22

Position: M (C), DM (C)

Club: Levante

Value: £2 million

Wage: £8,250 a week

Tough tackling midfield dominators don't often come cheap, but Pepelu certainly does.

His mix of stats across the board make him the perfect squad player for a mid-table Premier League team, or even a regular starter for those looking to be promoted into the top-flight.

Eliot Matazo

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Age: 19

Position: M (C)

Club: Monaco 2

Value: £1.5 million

Wage: £2,500 a week

Monaco has a fabulous academy setup in Football Manager 2022, and that's exactly where you can find Eliot Matazo.

Currently available for a cut-price, we recommend swooping in for this Belgian wonderkid before the French giants change their minds.

Arvin Appiah

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Age: 20

Position: AM (R), ST (C)

Club: Almeria

Value: £1.4 million

Wage: £6,750 a week

Once tipped for great things when he progressed through Nottingham Forest's academy, Arvin Appiah moved to Spain for a huge fee a few years ago.

It hasn't worked out since and now the tricky winger is looking for a club where he can flourish. Can you be the manager that helps him realise his full potential?

Brandon Cooper

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Age: 21

Position: D (C)

Club: Swansea

Value: £3.5 million

Wage: £2,000 a week

Whilst he may not seem like a bargain signing, Brandon Cooper could absolutely pay you back, either in trophies or profit.

With all the credentials to become a top talent, we think you should be looking to add Cooper to your ranks in Football Manager 2022.

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