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FIFA 23 Career Mode: Best free agents & contract expiry players

FIFA 23 Career Mode will be full of free agents and contract expiry players for you to snap up. Here are the best you should look out for.



FIFA 23 Career Mode free agents & contract expiries

It’s never too early to start preparing for your first FIFA 23 Career Mode, and managers will already have an eye on the signings they want to make. The Transfer Market is full of free agents and contract expiries you can sign, so here are some of the best bargains available.

The countdown to FIFA 23 is well and truly on, as players eagerly await what EA has in store for them this year. Since the last year before the big EA Sports FC rebrand takes place, expectations are higher than ever before.

While Ultimate Team and the promised World Cup content will no doubt take center stage, FIFA 23 Career Mode is still a massive draw. The journey of taking a new or existing club from mid-table obscurity to European glory is tough to beat, so it’s no surprise that Career Mode remains a highly popular feature year after year.

The secret to a good Career Mode is making the right signings, but stricter budgets can make it difficult to attract top talent. Luckily, there are plenty of free agents and contract expiry players in FIFA 23 Career Mode that can help you build a winning squad without breaking the bank.

What are free agents in FIFA 23 Career Mode?

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Free agents are players that have reached the end of their contract with a club and are currently without a team.

These players can be picked up without having to fork over a transfer fee, as there is no club to negotiate with. Instead, you simply have to agree personal terms with the player themselves by haggling over weekly wages and bonuses.

Signing free agents is an effective strategy if you’re managing a lower league team and don’t have the funds to splash big fees on a single player.

What are contract expiry players in FIFA 23 Career Mode?

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On the other hand, contract expiry players are those who are still playing for a club but are nearing the end of their current deal.

When approaching stars with less than a year on their contract, managers have two options; they can either wait until January and agree a pre-contract with no transfer fee or snap them up early at a fraction of their market value.

There are some great bargains to be found on expiring contracts, so be sure to keep an eye on big names running their deals down.

Best free agents & contract expiry players in FIFA 23 Career Mode

At the beginning of any new FIFA 23 Career Mode, the transfer market mirrors that of the real sport. This means players that are set to become free agents or are entering the last year of their contract in real-life will be doing the same in-game.

With this in mind, we’ve used Transfermarkt to put together the best free agents and contract expiry players you should look at in FIFA 23 Career Mode:


Player NameStatus
Sam JohnstoneFree agent
Loris KariusFree agent
Thomas StrakoshaFree agent
Jan OblakContract expiry
Yann SommerContract expiry
Kasper SchmeichelContract expiry
David De GeaContract expiry
Bernd LenoContract expiry
Mathew RyanContract expiry
Nick PopeContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Ashley YoungLWBFree agent
Ben MeeCBFree agent
Andreas ChristensenCBFree agent
Jason DenayerCBFree agent
Serge AurierRBFree agent
Djibril SidibéRBFree agent
Jose GayaLBContract expiry
Kalidou KoulibalyCBContract expiry
Milan SkriniarCBContract expiry
Manuel AkanjiCBContract expiry
Stefan de VrijCBContract expiry
Diogo DalotRBContract expiry
Nordi MukieleRBContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Juan MataCAMFree agent
Jesse LingardCAMFree agent
Axel WitselCMFree agent
Remy CabellaCAMFree agent
FernandinhoCDMFree agent
Thomas LemarCMContract expiry
Todd CantwellCAMContract expiry
Youri TielemansCMContract expiry
JorginhoCMContract expiry
N’Golo KanteCDMContract expiry
Renato SanchesCMContract expiry
FredCMContract expiry
Luka ModricCMContract expiry
AllanCDMContract expiry
Toni KroosCMContract expiry
Alex Oxlade ChamberlainCAMContract expiry
Adrien RabiotCMContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Gareth BaleRWFree agent
Andrea BelottiSTFree agent
Dries MertensCFFree agent
Angel Di MariaRWFree agent
Luis SuarezSTFree agent
Ousmane DembeleRWFree agent
Danny WelbeckSTFree agent
Cristian TelloLMFree agent
Mohamed SalahRWContract expiry
Karim BenzemaSTContract expiry
Cristiano RonaldoSTContract expiry
Memphis DepaySTContract expiry
Raheem SterlingLWContract expiry
Jonathan BambaLMContract expiry
Riyad MahrezRWContract expiry
Serge GnabryRMContract expiry
Neal MaupaySTContract expiry

It’s worth noting that these players could easily be snapped up or offered new deals before the season starts, so we’ll be keeping this page updated with the latest movements.

For more on FIFA 23, check out how to preorder the game, as well as how to drop in early with EA Play.

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