Football Manager 2024: Best bargain signings in every position

Aryan Singh
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Competing on a budget in Football Manager 2024 is far from easy. Fortunately, the game’s database has many cheap players to add to your teams. With this in mind, here are the best bargain signings in Football Manager 2024.

Football Manager 2024 lets players take over the clubs of their choosing and guide them to glory. Sports Interactive’s latest offering brings multiple new features to the table alongside an updated database of players. Managers are free to plan the development routes of their players and even bring in new signings.

However, recruiting elite players is a complicated affair if you’re short on funds. This is where bargain signings come in, providing enough quality for relatively cheap prices.

So here are the best bargain signings in Football Manager 2024.

Football Manager 2024 locker room
Signing the right players is important in Football Manager 2024.

FM24: Best bargain signings in every position

Our picks for the best bargain signings in Football Manager 24 take into account the player’s Current Ability (CA) ratings and their market values. Here are the best bargain signings in the game:

FM24: Best bargain goalkeepers

Andrew22Gil VicentePortuguese Premier League£5m
Cristian Rivero24ValenciaSpanish First Division £1m
David De Gea31N/AFree Agent£0
Juan Musso29AtalantaItalian Serie A£8m
Keylor Navas36PSGLigue 1 Uber Eats£2m
Koen Casteels30VfL WolfsburgBundesliga£6.5m
Ignacio de Arruabarrena26AroucaPortuguese Premier League£2.6m
Ivo Grbić27Atletico MadridSpanish First Division £3m
Sergio Rico29PSGSpanish First Division £1m
Andriy Lunin24Real MadridSpanish First Division £3.3m

FM24: Best bargain center backs

Matteo Darmian33D (RLC)/ M (R)Inter MilanItalian Serie A£5m
Simon Kjær34D (C)AC MilanItalian Serie A£2.7m
Robin Knoche31D (C)Union BerlinBundesliga£6.5m
Samir28D (C)TigresBrazilian National First Division£7m
Federico Gatti25D (C)JuventusItalian Serie A£7m
Jaka Bijol24D (C)UdineseItalian Serie A£9m
Juan Jesus32D (LC)Napoli (Parthenope)Italian Serie A£4.3m
Juan Escobar27D (C)Cruz AzulLiga MX£100k
Dória28D (C)Santos LagunaLiga MX£1.1m
Rafael Toloi32D (C)AtalantaItalian Serie A£4.7m

FM24: Best bargain fullbacks

Zaidu Sanusi26D/WB/M (L)FC PortoPortuguese Premier League£2.5m
Mërgim Vojvoda28D/WB/M (RL)TorinoItalian Serie A£4.5m
Dodo24D/WB (R)FiorentinaItalian Serie A£9m
Christian Günter30D/WB (L)SC FreiburgBundesliga£6m
Jesús Gallardo28D/WB/AM (L)MonterreyLiga MX£4m
Yago Pikachu31D/WB (R)/AM (RL)FortalezaBrazilian National First Division£1.6m
Nicolás Rodríguez31D/WB (RL)/ M (RC)Defensor SportingUruguayan First Division£50k
Yuri33D/WB (L)Athletic BilbaoSpanish First Division£2.7m
Santiago Arias31D/WB (R)CincinnatiMLS£1m
Sergi Roberto31D/WB (R)/DM/ M (RC)BarcelonaSpanish First Division£8m

FM24: Best bargain central midfielders

Dani Parejo34DM/AM (C)VillarraelSpanish First Division£9.25m
Henrikh Mkhitaryan34DM/AM (C) Inter MilanItalian Serie A£4.5m
Ivan Rakitic35DM/AM (C)SevillaSpanish First Division£4m
Giacomo Bonaventura33AM (C)FiorentinaItalian Serie A£3.5m
Idrissa Gueye33DMEvertonEnglish Premier Division£9m
Saul28DM/M (RLC)Atletico MadridSpanish First Division£8m
Rade Krunić29DM/AM (C)AC MilanSpanish First Division£10m
David Lopez33D (C)/DMGironaSpanish First Division£4m
Patrick Berg25DMBodø/GlimtNorwegian Premier Division£7m
José Campaña30DM/AM (C)N/AFree Agent£0m
Javier Pastore34AM (LC)N/AFree Agent£0m
Josip Mišić29DMDinamoCroatian First League£3.8m
Oscar Trejo35AM (C)VallecanoSpanish First Division£1m
Lewis Ferguson23DM/ AM (C)BolognaItalian Serie A£7m
Carles Aleñá25AM (C)GetafeSpanish First Division£8m

FM24: Best bargain wingers

Lucas Vázquez32D/WB/AM (R)Real MadridSpanish First Division£9.5m
Angel Di Maria35AM (RLC)/F (C)BenficaPortuguese Premier League£9m
Riccardo Orsolini26AM (R)BolognaItalian Serie A£9.25m
Willian34AM (RLC)FulhamEnglish Premier Division£3m
Facundo Torres23AM RLCOrlando CityMLS£7.5m
Roberto Alvarado24AM (RL)ChivasLiga MX£4.5m
Alejandro Zendejas25AM (RLC)Club AméricaLiga MX£30k
Robert Skov27WB (RL)/ AM (R)HoffenheimBundesliga£4.4m
Derlis Gonzalez29AM (RLC)/F (C)OlimpiaParaguay First Division£750k
Casper Tengstedt23AM RLC/F (C)BenficaPortuguese Premier League£2.9m

FM24: Best bargain strikers

Talisca29AM (RC)/F (C)Al-NassrSaudi Professional League£7.5m
Martin Braithwaite32AM (RL)/ STEspanyolSpanish First Division£6.5m
Luis Muriel32STAtalantaItalian Serie A£3.5m
Arthur Cabral32STBenficaPortuguese Premier League£6.75m
Michail Antonio33AM (R)/ STWest HamEnglish Premier Division£6m
Germán Berterame24STMonterreyLiga MX£1m
Sergio Araujo31AM (LC)/F (C)AEK AthensGreece Super League 1£6m
Michael Olunga29STAl-DuhailQatar Stars League£8m
Borja Mayoral26STGetafeSpanish First Division£7.5m
Yussuf Poulsen29AM (R)/STRB LeipzigBundesliga£4.9m

Those were the best bargain signings to make in Football Manager 2024. For more on football simulation titles, check out our other guides:

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