Football is a simple game. If you score more goals than your opposition, you will win the game. And to score goals, you need players whose job it is to do just that.

But money is hard to come by on Football Manager 21 due to the impact COVID has had on clubs’ finances, so we’ve put together a list of the best cheap strikers you can sign on Football Manager 21.

Best Cheap Strikers on Football Manager 21

Matias Arezo

Don’t be put off by Arezo’s relatively low determination, you can work on that when you sign him. Just take a look at the rest of his stats and then remember… he’s only 17 years old. The Uruguayan talent is available for between £1m-£3m.

Brian Oddei

Brian Oddei is a serious bargain from the Sassuolo Under 20s team this year. Although he’s better suited as a right winger, he can play striker and with him being just 17 years old, he has plenty of time to improve his ability in front of goal. He’s available for less than £1m.

Raul Moro

The 17-year-old made his real life Lazio debut last season and looks destined for great things in real life, as well as Football Manager 21. A really solid base ratings that will all improve significantly. And wait for this. You can sign him for around £700k.

Lassina Traore

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With 22 goals in 31 for Ajax’s second team, Lassina Traore isn’t far away from a breakthrough. He’s agile and knows how to find the net. You can snap him up for between £3m and £7m.

Mohamed Daramy

Daramy is a huge real life talent and even played in Europe for Kobenhavn last season despite his young age. He won’t be as cheap as other strikers on the list, but if you can get him at a decent price, he’ll guarantee you goals for years to come.

Borja Garcés

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I absolutely love this kid on Football Manager 21. He has 19 determination, which will really help his development. Combine his hard work with an already impressive 15 finishing, 15 off the ball, 15 composure, 15 flair and 15 heading, and you have a serious talent on your hands. Available for around £4m.

While you’re here, you can also check out of guide to best cheap defenders on Football Manager 21 and best cheap midfielders.