EA FC 24 Career Mode: Best free agents & contract expiry players

Nathan Warby
Custom players in EA FC 24

Managing finances is tough in EA FC 24 Career Mode, and signing bargain players without a club or coming towards the end of their contract is a perfect way to keep costs down. Here are the best free agents and contract expiry players to sign in EA FC 24 Career Mode.

Signing world-class players or top young stars is the goal for any club in EA FC 24 Career Mode, but sometimes finances can halt your plans and you need to find cheaper solutions. This is where free agents or contract expiry players come into play, as they quickly fill the gaps in your squad without breaking the bank.

To help you manage your in-game funds, here’s a list of the best free agents and contact expiry players in EA FC 24.

Best free agents & contract expiry players in EA FC 24 Career Mode

EA FC 24 Career Mode includes fairly accurate versions of actual contracts, meaning players who are nearing the end of their deal in real life will be available on the cheap in-game. Free agents are players without a club after their deal has expired, while contract expiry players have one year left.

Kylian Mbappe as seen in EA FC 24
Kylian Mbappe has joined Real Madrid, but in EA FC 24 he’s nearing the end of his contract with PSG.

After scouring through the game’s extensive database, we’ve put together a guide of the best free agents and contract expiry players to sign in EA FC 24 Career Mode.

Keep in mind that contract expiry players have changed since the game’s launch and the lists below reflect the players nearing the end of their contract at the time of writing. For example, Manuel Neuer was considered a contract expiry player when EA FC 24 arrived, but the goalkeeper has since signed a one-year contract extension with Bayern Munich.

Best EA FC 24 Career Mode goalkeeper free agents & contract expiry players

Player NameClub/Released fromTypeRatingPotential
Luis MalagonNecaxaFree Agent7680
Koen CasteelsWolfsburgContract Expiry 8383
Kasper SchmeichelAnderlechtContract Expiry 8181
Keylor NavasPSGContract Expiry8282
Alex MeretNapoliContract Expiry 8284
Andriy LuninReal MadridContract Expiry 8085
Alvaro Valles RosaLas PalmasContract Expiry 8184
Rui PatricioRomaContract Expiry 8080

Best EA FC 24 Career Mode free agents & contract expiry defenders

Player NamePositionClub/Released fromTypeRatingPotential
Jesus GallardoLBMonterreyFree Agent7575
Thiago SilvaCBChelseaContract Expiry8484
Mats HummelsCBBorussia DortmundContract Expiry8484
Sergio RamosCBSevillaContract Expiry8383
Raphael VaraneCBManchester UnitedContract Expiry8383
Jordi AlbaLBInter MiamiContract Expiry8282
Nacho FernandezCBReal MadridContract Expiry8282
Mario HermosoCBAtletico MadridContract Expiry8283
PepeCBPortoContract Expiry8181
Simon KjaerCBA.C. MilanContract Expiry8181
Lucas VazquezRBReal MadridContract Expiry8181
Stefan SavicCBAtletico MadridContract Expiry8181
Matteo DarmianRBInter MilanContract Expiry8181
Leonardo SpinazzolaLWBRomaContract Expiry8080

EA FC 24: Best Career Mode midfielder free agents & contract expiry players

Player NamePositionClub/Released fromTypeRatingPotential
Luis ChavezCMPachucaFree Agent 7979
Erick SanchezCMPachucaFree Agent7883
Toni KroosCMReal MadridContract Expiry8787
Luka ModricCMReal MadridContract Expiry8686
Angel Di MariaRMBenficaContract Expiry8484
Adrien RabiotCMJuventusContract Expiry8484
Guido RodriguezCDMReal BetisContract Expiry8383
Marco ReusCAMBorussia DortmundContract Expiry8282
Henrikh MkhitaryanCAMInter MilanContract Expiry8282
Marten de RoonCDMAtalantaContract Expiry8080
ThiagoCMLiverpoolContract Expiry8282
Alex BerenguerLMAthletic ClubContract Expiry8080
Etienne CapoueCMVillarealContract Expiry8181
Carlos AugustoLMInter MilanContract Expiry7982

EA FC 24: Best Career Mode free agents & contract expiry attackers

Player NamePositionClub/Released fromTypeRatingPotential
Henry MartinSTClub America Free Agent7979
Julian QuinonesCFClub America Free Agent7879
Kylian MbappeSTPSGContract Expiry9194
Luis SuarezSTInter MiamiContract Expiry8484
Olivier GiroudSTA.C. MilanContract Expiry8383
Duvan ZapataSTTorinoContract Expiry8181
Wissam Ben YedderSTMonacoContract Expiry8282
RafaCFBenficaContract Expiry8383
Alexis SanchezSTInter MilanContract Expiry8080
Lucas OcamposLWSevillaContract Expiry8080
Mehdi Taremi STFC Porto Contract Expiry8181
Felipe AndersonRWLazioContract Expiry8181

Those were all the best free agents and contract expiry players to sign in EA FC 24.

Making smart signings can only take you so far in EA FC 24 Career Mode. To get the best out of your players once they take to the pitch, make sure to use the best tactics and formations, as well as the best camera settings.