Free agents are the best kind of signings. Not having to dive into your transfer budget is a massive bonus, and on PES 2019’s Master Leagues there are some free agents that could easily come into your starting line-up. All you have to do is pay their salaries but given you will not have to splash out on a transfer fee, you can afford to throw more cash at the player’s wages to secure their signing.
Here are the best free agents on Master League, who are all rated above 78.
Claudio Marchisio (OPR 83 – DEV 79)
Age: 32Position: CMFCountry: ItalyMarket value: £14.4 millionExpected salary: £3.2 millionBest abilities: 85 lofted pass, 84 low pass, 83 stamina
A Juventus legend, Claudio Marchisio was at the club for 13 years, but decided to walk away from Turin during the summer. Aged 32, the seven-time Serie A winner still has time to have success at another club, as we await his next destination.
You can take advantage of the free agent on Master League where his expected salary is a reasonable £3.2 million. For that you will get a superb 83 OPR and abilities of 85 lofted pass, 84 low pass and 83 stamina.
Anderson Talisca (OPR 83 – DEV 85)
Age: 24Position: AMFCountry: BrazilMarket value: £13.3 millionExpected salary: £2.7 millionBest abilities: 90 place kicking, 87 header, 86 kicking power
Anderson Talisca was tearing up the Turkish top-flight with Besiktas for two years whilst on loan from Benfica, so it's a slight shame that he has since moved on to Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League. The Brazilian scored 37 goals over two seasons in Turkey and currently has 11 goals in eight games in China.
Guangzhou Evergrande are on PES 2019, but perhaps due to the scheduling of their season, and Talisca arriving half-way through it, he does not appear for them on the game. For a salary of £2.7 million you will receive his 90 place kicking, 87 header and 86 kicking power, which make up his 83 OPR.
Gabi (OPR 82 – DEV 77)
Age: 35Position: CMFCountry: SpainMarket value: £12.7 millionExpected salary: £2.7 millionBest abilities: 86 low pass, 85 ball control, 85 stamina
An Atletico Madrid hero, Gabi captain the club to its first La Liga triumph in 16 years back in 2014, as the club enjoyed a resurgence with two visits to the Champions League final and lifted two Europa Leagues and a Copa Del Rey. After leaving the club after seven seasons, he has now moved to Qatar-based club Al Sadd. Similar to Talisca’s situation, Al Sadd are also on the game, but Gabi remains a free agent.
The 35-year-old has an 82 OPR on the game, which will fall to 77 over the next three seasons. A £2.7 million salary will get you his 86 low pass, 85 ball control and 85 stamina.
Bafetimbi Gomis (OPR 81 – DEV 77)
Age: 33Position: CFCountry: FranceMarket value: £11.5 millionExpected salary: £2.3 millionBest abilities: 88 attacking prowess, 86 kicking power, 85 physical contact
Bafetimbi Gomis is a real handful when on-song, with the Frenchman striking 32 goals in 38 games for Galatasaray last season. He too has headed to Asia, now playing for Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, a club again on PES 2019, but Gomis can still be claimed for free.
A salary of £2.3 million will get you Gomis’ 81 OPR. The 33-year-old will be worth a punt on with stats of 88 attacking prowess, 86 kicking power and 85 physical contact.
Vitinho (OPR 81 – DEV 80)
Age: 25Position: SSCountry: BrazilMarket value: £10.8 millionExpected salary: £1.9 millionBest abilities: 84 explosive power, 84 dribbling, 83 ball control
Vitinho had the potential to be something special and enjoyed a successful season with CSKA Moscow last year, scoring 12 goals. He has headed back to his native Brazil, however, joining up with Flamengo. A club that are also on PES 2019.
The 25-year-old Vitinho is a steal with a £1.9 million salary, giving you his 81 OPR. His best stats include 84 explosive power, 84 dribbling and 83 ball control.
Yaya Toure (OPR 80 – DEV 77)
Age: 35Position: CMFCountry: Cote d’IvoireMarket value: £11.8 millionExpected salary: £2.7 millionBest abilities: 93 physical contact, 86 kicking power, 85 place kicking
A man who looks to be imminently signing for a new club is Yaya Toure. The central midfielder will be regarded as a Manchester City great after eight years at the club, winning all three of their Premier League titles, along with an FA Cup and two League Cups. It’s easy to forget that before then he won two La Ligas and a Champions League with Barcelona.
The 35-year-old still holds an 80 OPR on PES 2019, with useful abilities of 93 physical contact, 86 kicking power and 85 place kicking. With him likely to retire in the next season or two, it may just be worth forking out the £2.7 million salary for the Ivory Coast international.
Yohan Cabaye (OPR 80 – DEV 78)
Age: 32Position: CMFCountry: FranceMarket value: £11.8 millionExpected salary: £2.7 millionBest abilities: 85 low pass, 84 ball control, 82 defensive power
Yohan Cabaye’s performances at Newcastle a few years back earned him a spot in the French starting line-up and later a switch to giants PSG. Things haven’t quite worked out since then, leaving Paris after just two seasons and then seeing his form drop at Crystal Palace. He is now at Al-Nasr in Dubai, who are not on PES 2019.
The Frenchman’s salary will be around £2.7 million, getting you his 85 low pass, 84 ball control and 82 defensive power. With an OPR of 80 and at the age of 32, he can certainly do a job for your side for a couple of seasons on Master League.
Alassane Plea (OPR 80 – DEV 82)
Age: 25Position: CFCountry: FranceMarket value: £9.4 millionExpected salary: £1.4 millionBest abilities: 84 stamina, 83 attacking prowess, 82 speed
Alassane Plea has gone under the radar in Europe, with the French striker netting a very impressive 21 goals alongside Mario Balotelli for Nice last season. Those exploits have earned the 25-year-old a move to Borussia Monchengladbach, who do not feature on PES 2019.
An OPR of 80 which can improve to 82 and beyond makes Plea one of the best free agents on the game. 84 stamina, 83 attacking prowess and 82 speed can be yours for a salary of £1.4 million.
Jerome Roussillon (OPR 80 – DEV 79)
Age: 25Position: LBCountry: FranceMarket value: £10 millionExpected salary: £1.8 millionBest abilities: 86 explosive power, 85 speed, 80 stamina
Someone you may not be familiar with is French left back Jerome Roussillon. The 25-year-old has been in the French top-flight for the best part of seven years. After four years at Sochaux, he moved on to Montpellier and enhanced his reputation over three seasons, meaning Wolfsburg came calling in the summer. With the Bundesliga not on PES 2019, Rousillon is a free agent.
86 explosive power, 85 speed and 80 stamina give Rousillon an 80 OPR, costing you a salary of £1.8 million.
Joshua Brenet (OPR 80 – DEV 82)
Age: 24Positions: LBCountry: HollandMarket value: £10.2 millionExpected salary: £1.9 millionBest abilities: 89 speed, 86 explosive power, 78 jump
A more sensible move at left back would be for the Dutch Joshua Brenet. The defender is just 24 and has enjoyed six very strong seasons at PSV Eindhoven in his homeland. He has just made the switch to German side Hoffenheim, making him another fantastic free agent on PES 2019.
With Brenet able to grow from 80 to 82 OPR, you would be foolish not to move for him. His 89 speed, 86 explosive power and 78 jump cost a salary of £1.9 million.
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