The free agents and the cheap transfers they are going to be especially important in FM21 due to the enormous financial impact of the pandemic in the first transfer window, but in general they are always important operations.

Whether you are as rich as Chelsea or you play for a more modest team like Huddersfield Town, you will always be interested in saving money in the transfer market, so below we have gathered the best players that can be signed for free or cheap in Football Manager 2021.

On this page you will find:

If what you are looking for are players with the possibility of improvement, we have a guide of young promises from FM21 and the players with the greatest potential.

FM21 – free agents and cheap transfers: the best free players and bargains of Football Manager 2021

There are fewer names in this section than usual, but you can still find some bargains to help you in your first few seasons. These are the best free agents, free and cheap transfers from FM21.

List of FM21 free agents and cheap transfers:

Name Age Position Club Price (£ M) Current salary (£ kp / s)
Luuk fire twenty BY N / A Free None
Diego Barrios 25 BY N / A Free None
Jerrel chop twenty MC, D (C) N / A Free None
Mohamed Boukhari twenty-one M / MP (C) N / A Free None
Renato Santos 28 M / MP (D) N / A Free None
Henk Bos 27 M / MP (C) N / A Free None
Javi espinosa 27 M / MP (C) N / A Free None
Eric Rajal twenty MP (CI) N / A Free None
Abdelrafik Gerard 27 M (CDI), MP (C) N / A Free None
Inaqi Quereda 24 GAVE) N / A Free None
Rob kitchen twenty M (C) N / A Free None
Shayne pattynama twenty-one D / CRC (I), MC, M (CI) Telstar 0 N / A
Lars Gulpen 27 M / MP (C) EHC 0 N / A
Christophe van Zutphen twenty D (C) FC Den Bosch 0.00825 0.14
Shurny marengo twenty MP (IN) FC Volendam 0.00975 0.13
Gabriel Leveh twenty D (CD) KRC Genk 0.0165 2.3
Gonzalo zamorano 25 MP (D), DC (C) Vikingur 0.017 0.425
David alvarez 33 M (C), MP (CD) Ship 0.0205 1.3
Marian Swedish 2. 3 MP (D), DC (C) KV Mechelen 0.04 7.5
Fran oller 26 M / MP (C) Almeria 0.0415 0.65
Pituli 32 M / MP (DI) Toledo 0.0425 1.4
Luis Guillermo Madrigal 27 DC (C) Salamanca 0.054 2.7
Curro 24 MP (CD) Ponferrada 0.165 2.3
Jaime Romero 29 M (D), MP (DI) Qarabag 0.25 2.7
Yohan mollo 31 M / MP (DI) Panathinaikos 0.4 4.5

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How we made our list of best free agents and bargains in FM21

Using the game’s search system, we have compiled a list of players with a score of at least 14 (out of 20) in two or more field skills, and more than 10 in two others. Many of these players exceed this minimum. The skills include physical, technical and mental, which will not only define how the player will act on the field of play, but also off it.

We put the maximum age at 33, to make sure you can perform for at least a couple of seasons. Goalkeepers are often hard to come by, but this year we have found two players without a club with the potential to reach 20 in ball control scores (the most important for goalkeepers).

We highlight among others Gabriel Leveh from KRC Genk, the cheapest defender you can get and who is only 20 years old. Rental Santos has the potential to dominate your midfield and it will cost you nothing. We also wanted to point out Abdelrafik Gerard for his ease in adapting to various positions on the field.

If you want to know more about the game, visit our guide to young FM21 promises and the players with the most potential.