Best FIFA 23 Career Mode bargain signings

Luca Di Marzo
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Performances on the pitch are but one half of the coin when it comes to Career Mode success. To manage a successful club in FIFA 23, you’ll have to make smart decisions and one way to do so is to target the best Career Mode budget signings.

There’s nothing like guiding your Career Mode club to years of glory in FIFA 23. Career Mode offers players countless strategies to build a legitimate winner on and off the pitch. Some managers aim for the highest-rated players in FIFA 23, while others prefer to invest in young talent.

While the club’s performance on the pitch is one way to judge a Career Mode manager, most clubs also use finances as a measuring stick. If you blow through the club’s budget and fail to produce results on the pitch, you’ll likely get the boot.

Luckily, recruiting the best bargain players in FIFA 23’s Career Mode is a great way to produce results and ensure that your club’s budget remains in tip-top shape.

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What’s interesting about budget players is that their profiles are quite varied. This means that you can add a ton of different characteristics to your club.

Within the same price range, you’ll find veteran leaders nearing the end of their careers, players who can step into their prime, and of course, diamonds in the rough that can be nurtured into superstars.

When identifying which of the best budget players would make a valuable addition to your Career Mode save, you’ll want to identify which player fits the profile you’re searching for. It’s also important not to get distracted by the player’s low value and remember to keep an eye on wages as well.

Here are the best budget signings in FIFA 23’s Career Mode.

Player NamePositionAgeClubValueWageStarting OVRPotential OVR
Hugo LlorisGK35Tottenham€9M€80K8787
Reece OxfordCB, CDM, RB23Augsburg€10M€21K7681
Francesco AcerbiCB34Inter Milan€10M€73K8282
Emmanuel DennisST, LW, RW24Nottingham Forest€11M€52K7680
Arnaud KalimuendoST20Stade Rennais€12M
Jan VertonghenCB35Anderlecht€7M€21K8181
Tyler AdamsCDM, CM, RWB23Leeds United€10M€29K7680
Nicola ZalewskiLM20Roma€10M€33.5K7486
Stephen EustaquioCDM, CM25Porto€10.5M€11.5K7682
Alex BaenaRM, CM, ST20Villarreal€11M€20.5K7582
Angelo OgbonnaCB34West Ham€5.5M€66K7979
Ben BreretonST, LW23Blackburn Rovers€11.5M€38K7582
Kenneth TaylorCM, CDM20Ajax€10M€10.5K7486
Tosin AdarabioyoCB24Fulham€10.5M€38K7582
Axel WitselCDM, CM, CB33Atletico Madrid€8.5M€50K7979
Enzo Le FeeCM, CAM, RM22FC Lorient€11.5M€16K7582
PedroLW, RW, CF34Lazio€8M€57K7979
Marvin SchwabeGK27FC Koln€10.5M€21K7780
Tiago DjaloCB, LB, RB22Lille€10.5M€22.5K7582

This list was created to maximize your options. You’ll notice that several of the best budget players like Reece Oxford and Pedro can play multiple positions, leaving it up to you to decide how to best utilize them.

Enzo Le Fee and Kenneth Taylor are two of the most promising players on this list, but their acquisitions are sure to require some expert negotiating. Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris and Axel Witsel are two fantastic veteran players that can strengthen your squad depth in the short term.

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Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.