Sometimes, even the best of teams do not have the budget required to get a good player. Whether you want to get a player that could be the star player of your Division 2 Team or you need a bargain to fill in the squad roles, our Football Manager 2019 Best Free Agents Guide will ensure you are aware of some of the best FA available to you from the start.
Football Manager 2019 Best Free Agents
These players are available since they do not have a contract with any club. What that means is that you will not need to pay a transfer fee in order to sign these players.
Naturally, players who have a rating of 80 or more can be first team starters in the average Division 1 Team.
75-80 usually has your squad players and those who are usually used as backups. 70-75 are used for Division 2; 65-70 for Division 3, the list goes on.
Let’s go ahead and take a look at 5 of the best players that you can use at the start of your first season.
Remember that more and more free agents will become available with each passing season, so take note of whose contract is running out and snap the stars up for free when you can!
This former Arsenal midfielder has a rating of 82, the highest of any free agent currently available. He is an attacking midfielder who can play on all 3 sides.
The main selling point of Nasri is his exceptionally high rating. One drawback of this rating is the fact that you cannot sign him if you are playing around in the lower divisions, so you are only going to be able to sign him if you are in Division 1.
The former Fulham and Manchester United striker brings a wealth of experience along with him when he joins your club. He has a rating of 80 and can be the target man that is exceptional with his headers.
The main drawback that he has is the fact that he is 37 years old, meaning that he will only be a part of your club for around 2 years or so before he retires. Another drawback that goes along with his age is that he is very slow.
Since Berbatov was never a player that was known for his speed in the first place, this means that you are going to have to play a style that tries to use his head as much as possible rather than his legs.
Assane is from Ivory Coast and hopes to follow in the footsteps of the Toure brothers. He is an exceptional defensive midfielder like his hero and has a rating of 78.
This rating is massively helped by the fact that he is currently only 21 years old, meaning that there is a fair amount of growth that he will go through before he starts to stagnate.
This is a player who will last a long time in your squad and can be a good investment for any Division 1 team. If you are looking for a good and versatile midfielder then Assane is your man.
Yes, Robbie Keane is still a football player. With a massive pedigree of having played for both Liverpool and Manchester United, Dimitar Berbatov can perhaps only match the experience that he brings to your team on this list.
This striker who is an all-out goal scorer, and will be perfect for a mid-tabled Division 1 or a top-tier Division 2 team needs a striker that can bang in goals as well as bring in some leadership to the team.
Ionut Rus is a Goal Keeper, and he is only 18 years old. Seriously, grab this guy before someone else does. He currently has a rating of 77, which is bound to get only better and better as the time passes by.
The Romanian will be perfect for a Division 2 Team who needs a keeper that can also handle the duties of a Division 1 League just a few years down the road.
Bonus: Emmanuel Toku
Toku is an attacking midfielder who brings along with him the African flair when he joins your team.
He is only 17 years old and has a rating of 76, making him perfect for a Division 1 Team who wants to grow a youngster into an excellent player or a Division 2 team that needs a fast moving, goal scoring midfielder to bolster their ranks.