Everyone loves a bargain. Especially in Football Manager 21, there is nothing quite like bringing a quality player on the cheap or, even better, for free. Heading into FM21, we have scouted the 5 best free agents for you to pick up and improve your team early on. If you haven’t pre-ordered FM21 yet, we are still offering the full game for £29.99 through our website. Without further ado, he are the best free agents on Football Manager 21.
Football Manager 21: Best Free Agents on FM21
5. Ezequiel Garay
Following his release from Valencia, the veteran Argentinian centre-half will be available on a free. In FM20, he maintained some very solid stats and has a wealth of experience from Spain, Russia and Portugal’s top leagues. Like most on this list, it’s likely Garay will have a slight downgrade on these stats but he definitely has one or two more years at any top level side.
4. Nathaniel Clyne
Following his dislodging at Liverpool by the mercurial Trent Alexander-Arnold and a distinctly uneventful loan spell at Bournemouth, England’s once starting right-back finds himself without the club. He may not have the most impressive attacking stats but he has maintained some of his pace and defensive ability and is remarkably still only 29 when the game comes out. He may be a risk but Clyne is definitely worth considering for your right-back role.
3. Daniel Sturridge
Despite links to Sheffield Utd, Aston Villa and West Brom this summer, Sturridge finds himself without a club this season. His 4-month ban following his gambling rules breach has now been lifted and, if given the chance, may still have something to offer. A strong set of technicals and mentals makes this former England international well worth your consideration; especially in the rather rare Deep Lying Forward role.
2. Samir Nasri
Spells at Antalyaspor, West Ham and Anderlecht haven’t been enough to revive the career of former French dynamo Samir Nasri. Glimpses of the two time Premier League winner have been seen as his stats, if FM20 is anything to go by, are very impressive. A string of impressive technicals and mentals makes him a solid playmaker at even some clubs at the top level. He also offers some strong versatility as he can play anywhere across the attacking line and could be revived with the right guidance.
- Jack Wilshere
5 years ago, Xavi, one of the best midfielders of his generation, famously said that Wilshere was ‘the future of English football’ had he remained injury-free. Following further fitness issues, a loan spell at Bournemouth and a torrid time at West Ham, the ‘Un-English’ midfielder is now a free agent. At 28, I firmly believe Jack Wilshere’s career can still be revived. With some solid fitness and stats such as his, he can definitely still impress if he can find the consistency. Hopefully, on FM21, you will be the manager to do so.
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