Best Free Agents in Football Manager 2022

In this guide, you'll discover the top free agents you can sign in Football Manager 2022.

Football Manager 2022 like its predecessors is all about scrutinsing on the pitch and off the problems using your mind and simulating the real-life conundrums that a professional soccer manager would have to go through especially when it comes to meeting a tight budget and signing the best free agents available. The free agents list this season for the current transfer window (lined up with the game’s release in November 2021) is simply quite exquisite. In this guide, we’ll help you narrow down your search for the best free agents in Football Manager 2022.

Football Manager 2022 Best Free Agents

The best free agents in Football Manager are subjective to what players of the game require. Club loyalties too may be a factor for some here. However, some of the more noteworthy and recognizable names on this list include former legendary Barcelona Right-back Dani Alves who is rumored to make a sensational comeback to the club, Paulinho, Giovanni Dos Santos, Willy Caballero, Sebastian Giovinco, Emmanuel Adebayor, and former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere among others. We’ll first take a look at 4 of the very best agents you can sign. Furthermore, we’ll take a look at other options you can go for in each department on the pitch. Here are our 4 best Free Agents you can get in Football Manager 2022.

Dani Alves

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Daniel Alves has an exquisite collection of trophies he can boast about. Having him in your squad would be really handy especially on the flanks as well as for a reliable role somewhere around the right central region on the pitch.

Willy Caballero

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Willy Caballero is probably among the best cameo keepers in the world. A gifted penalty specialist keeper, at 40 – you can be sure the wages won’t trouble you. Moreover, you will have signed an experienced campaigner as well.



Paulinho is probably the best Free Agent on this list. With an extremely versatile skillset and some pretty above-average pace and physicality – He will definitely be an asset should you sign him. And you should do it quick since he’s already fast approaching his mid 30’s.

Carlos Tevez

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Carlos Tevez has hinted at hanging up his boots sooner rather than later. Having been at the helm of some pretty successful campaigns for club and country, he is one player whose experience will greatly boost your frontline.

If you’re wondering if you need another component to be convinced of signing these aforementioned players, there’s one thing that connects all these free agents. Can you guess what it is? They’ve all shared a campaign as teammates with Lionel Messi! However, if you really need some other alternatives, here’s complete segregation of these players as well as alternatives. You’ll find the same in the undermentioned tables.

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Best Goalkeepers Free Agents Football Manager 2022

The best goalkeeper you can choose as a free agent in Football Manager 2022 is Willy Caballero who despite his age is quite the keeper. Furthermore, here’s a list of all the best free-agent goalkeepers you can sign in Football Manager 2022.

Player Name  Age Nationality  GK Height Last Club
Abdoulaye Diallo 29 Senegalese, French 6’2 Nottingham Forest
Ander Bardaji 26 Spanish 6’4 CF Fuenlabrada
Ataberk Dadakdeniz 22 Turkish 6’1 Antalyaspor
Carlos Abad 26 Spanish 6’4 Deportivo de La Coruna
Willy Caballero 40 Argentine 6’1 Chelsea FC

Best Free Agent Defenders Football Manager 2022

The best defenders you can go for as Free agents in Football Manager 2022 are mentioned below. The best pick of the lot is easily Dani Alves who currently holds the record for being the most decorated player in top-flight football history. However, at 38 he may have just a couple of seasons left in him. Furthermore, here are the other best free-agent defenders you can sign in Football Manager 2022.

Player Name Age Nationality Defensive Position Last Club
Ahmed Elmohamady 34 Egyptian RB Aston Villa
Andre Wisdom 28 English RB/CB Derby County
Dani Alves 38 Brazilian RB/DM Sao Paulo
Eliaquim Mangala 30 French CB Valencia CF
Joris Gnagnon 24 French CB Rennes
Jozo Simunovic 27 Croatian CB Gorica
Marc Navarro 26 Spanish RB Leganes
Mateo Musacchio 31 Argentine CB Lazio
Neil Taylor 32 Welsh LB Aston Villa
Branislav Ivanovic 37 Serbian RB/CB West Bromwich Albion

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Best Midfielders Free Agents Football Manager 2022

Football Manager 2022 has some noteworthy names for the best free-agent Midfielders in the game. With names like Paulinho, Giovinco, Jack Wilshere, and Ben Arfa on the list, you just know this one’s gonna be an amazing one.

Player Name Age Nationality Midfield Role Last Club
Clement Grenier 30 French AM Rennes
Federico Cartabia 28 Argentine AM/RW Shabab Al-Ahli
Gaston Ramirez 30 Uruguayan AM Sampdoria
Giovani dos Santos 32 Mexican AM/RW/ST Club America
Hatem Ben Arfa 34 French LW/RW Bordeaux
Idriz Voca 24 Kosovian DM Ankaragucu
Jack Rodwell 30 English DM/CB Western Sydney Wanderers
Jack Wilshere 29 English DM AFC Bournemouth
Jordon Ibe 25 English DM Derby County
Ljubomir Fejsa 33 Serbian DM Al Ahli
Mattheus Oliveira 27 Brazilian AM Coritiba
Nabil Bentaleb 26 Algerian CM Tottenham Hotspur
Nigel de Jong 36 Dutch DM Al Shahania
Oscar Romero 29 Paraguayan AM San Lorenzo
Paulinho 33 Brazilian AM/CM Al Ahli
Sebastian Giovinco 34 Italian AM/FW Al Hilal

Football Manager 2022 Best Free Agents Forwards

Almost every single segment in Football focuses on the forwards aka the ones that are tasked with bringing in the goals. Here are the best Free Agent forwards in Football manager 2022.

Player Name Age Nationality Forward Position Last Club
Andy Carroll 32 English ST Newcastle United
Angel Romero 29 Paraguayan LW/RW San Lorenzo
Carlos Tevez 37 Argentine ST/CAM Boca Juniors
Facundo Ferreyra 30 Argentine ST Celta De Vigo
Fernando Llorente 36 Spanish ST Eibar
Graziano Pellè 36 Italian ST Parma
Han Kwang-song 23 North Korean ST Al Duhail
Jerome Sinclair 25 English ST/LW CSKA Sofia
Jordon Ibe 25 English RW/LW Derby County
Sergio Diaz 23 Paraguayan ST Club America
Wilfried Bony 32 Ivorian ST Al-Ittihad

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That’s pretty much all there is to the best free agents in soccer manager 2022. Bear in mind that this list for each segregation is our opinion on the best free agents available right now for each role. The best way to get the best free agents in Football Manager 2022 is to do some background research before you sign a player. The game takes a lot of factors into account and at times, props out some pretty accurate stuff. We hope this guide was of assistance to you. If you’re an avid player of the game, here’s a guide to help you scout the best wonder kids in Football Manager 2020.