Adnan Januzaj of Sevilla

An XI of the best bargain signings to make on Football Manager 2024

The full release of Football Manager 2024 is finally here. We’ve identified the best bargain signings to pick up on the new game.

From scouting a South American wonderkid to finding a gem in the lower league of English football, there aren’t many feelings that top finding an absolute bargain on Football Manager.

Thanks to the database provided by FMScout, we have been able to find the best bargains on FM24 and we have compiled them all into a handy XI.

Note: The XI is made up of players aged 30 or under who all have a maximum asking price of £7million in the game.

GK: Matheus Cunha (Flamengo)

The Brazilian goalkeeper has stepped up for Flamengo this season and looks like a bargain on FM24. As his current deal is set to expire in 2025, you should be able to land the 22-year-old for a reasonable price.

Brazil have an excellent record in recent years when it comes to producing top-quality goalkeepers and Cunha will no doubt be looking to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Ederson and Alisson.

RB: Valentin Gendrey (Lecce)

The French full-back is out of contract at the end of the 2023-24 season and could be available for a snip with the right negotiating tactics. Gendrey racked up 37 appearances in Serie A last season and still has his best years left ahead of him.

If you are looking for a capable defender who is able to chip in with a few attacking returns then the 23-year-old could be perfect for your next save.

CB: Omar Alderete (Getafe)

Following a successful loan deal with the club, Getafe snapped up Alderete on a permanent transfer this summer. The Paraguay international isn’t afraid of getting stuck in as shown by the 25 yellow cards he has racked up over the past couple of years.

Regardless of his disciplinary record, Alderete has been a solid defender in La Liga for some time now and he could certainly do a job in any of the top five European leagues.

CB: Flavius Daniliuc (Salernitana)

The 22-year-old is a younger alternative to Alderete and is also worth considering for your backline. Daniliuc enjoyed a noteworthy youth career as he spent time with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as a youngster.

He eventually made his breakthrough with Nice in 2020–21 and you can now catch him playing for Italian outfit Salernitana in Serie A. What’s handy is the Austria international can also do a job at right-back.

LB: Aihen Munoz (Real Sociedad)

As Munoz has spent his entire career to date with Real Sociedad, you might have to do some convincing to get him out of his boyhood club. If you manage that, you’ll have a handy player on your hands.

The 26-year-old can play at the back or on the wing and you should be able to expect some steady performances. With his contract set to expire in 2024, you might even be able to land him on a pre-contract agreement in January.

CM: Krystian Bielik (Birmingham)

The former Arsenal youngster was a highly-tipped prospect five years ago, but a couple of major injuries hampered his career. Thankfully, he’s now getting back on track with Championship outfit Birmingham.

While Bielik probably won’t cut it at the elite level, he would make for a great signing for any second-tier club or a lower-top-division side. What’s handy is he can play in midfield or in defence with no problems whatsoever.

CM: Juan Fernando Quintero (Racing)

It’s time to bring the Colombian midfielder back to Europe. Quintero’s last stint in Europe was with Porto back in 2019 and he’s since been playing in Asia and South America.

Now 30 years old, Quintero is the oldest player in this XI which adds to his bargain price tag. The Racing midfielder is a great creative asset to own as he will no doubt chip in with plenty of goal contributions.

RM: Adnan Januzaj (Sevilla)

The former Manchester United wonderkid hasn’t settled at Sevilla and you could snatch him up for a bargain price. The 28-year-old spent last season on loan with Istanbul Basaksehir and has barely featured for Sevilla since signing.

There’s certainly still a top player in Januzaj though as showcased from his time with Real Sociedad. His left foot can be devastating and in the right XI he could be a top performer.

CAM: Kieran Dowell (Rangers)

Dowell’s underlying creative numbers have always been decent and he would be an excellent pick-up for any second-tier club. He made the move to Rangers this summer on a free transfer, but has struggled to establish himself in their starting XI.

LM: Pione Sisto (Alanyaspor)

The Danish winger hasn’t managed to nail down a consistent starting spot at Alanyaspor as of yet and could be worth picking up on the new game. Sisto is a tidy player on the ball who can play out wide or through the middle as an attacking midfielder.

He’s enjoyed successful stints with Celta Vigo and Midtjylland in the past and he could be the cheap winger solution that you are seeking.

ST: Ademilson (FC Machida Zelvia)

There’s plenty of untapped potential in Asia and Brazilian forward Ademilson manages to tick plenty of boxes. The 29-year-old boasts a goalscoring return of 93 goals across 360 career appearances.

He has played in various leagues around Asia since 2015 and he certainly looks capable of doing a job for any second-tier side in Europe.

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