With Football Manager 2023 now available, it's time to start building and shaping your squad to get them in the best possible shape to fulfill your targets.


Cheap players, no matter your chosen team can help you push your team forward without as much outlay as signing those better-known stars such as Harry Kane or Jude Bellingham.

While finding cheap players in FIFA 23 is relatively simple, it's less straightforward in FM23. Not only does it take more scouting, but it should go without saying that managing your money is even more vital in a management sim!

Whether you're new to the series or looking for a quick fix for your squad, we've only gone and scouted the best cheap players under £15m in the game across all major positions so you don't have to.

FM 23 bargains: best cheap goalkeepers

  • Alejandro Iturbe (18, Atletico de Madrid, Spain, £7m-£8.8m)
  • Dennis Seimen (16, VfB Stuttgart, Germany, £4.4m-£7.4m)
  • Elia Caprile (20, Bari, Italy, £220K-£2.2m)
  • Ruslan Nescheret (20, Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine, £8m-£13.5m)
  • André Gomes (17, SL Benfica, Portugal, £300K-£2.9m)
  • Nathaniel Nwosu (16, Water FC, Nigeria, £9K-£95K)

FM 23 bargains: best cheap defenders

  • Malick Thiaw (DC, 20, AC Milan, Germany, £9m-15m)
  • Enzo Boyomo (DC, 20, Albacete Balompié, Cameroonian, £275K-£2.8m)
  • Soumaïla Coulibaly (DC, 18, Borussia Dortmund, £3.9m-£8.2m)
  • Santiago Arias (DR, 30, free agent, Columbia)
  • Quentin Merlin (DL, 20, FC Nantes, France, £8m-£13.5m)
  • Ziad El Sheiwi (DL, Austria Wien, Austria, £650K-£6.6m)
  • Arnau Martínez (DR/RWB, Girona FC, Spain, £6.6m-£11m)

FM 23 bargains: best cheap midfielders

  • Pablo Torre (MC/AMC, 19, FC Barcelona, Spain, £6.6m-£8.8m)
  • Adil Aouchiche (MC, 20, Lorient, France, £7.4m-£9.2m)
  • Paul Wanner (MC/AMC, 16, Bayern Munich, Germany, £8.8m-£14.5m)
  • Ilias Akhomach (MC/AMC/AMR, 18, FC Barcelona, Spain, £6.4m-8.6m)
  • Filipe Augusto (DM/MC, 29, free agent, Brazil)
  • Reuben McAllister (MC, 16, Hibernian, Scotland, £18K-£180K)

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FM 23 bargains: best cheap wingers

  • Mohamed Ihattaren (20, Ajax, The Netherlands, £6.4m-£11m)
  • Arsen Zakharyan (19, Dynamo Moscow, Russia, £13m-£16m)
  • Roony Bardghji (16, FC København, Sweden, £5.8m-£9.8m)
  • Luka Romero (17, Lazio, Argentina, £11.5m-£15.5m)
  • Hugo Ekitike (20, PSG, France, £9m-£12m)
  • Mohamed Daramy (20, FC København, Denmark, £10.5m-£17.5m)
  • Andreas Schjelderup (18, FC Nordsjaelland, Norway, £6.4m-£7.8m)

FM 23 bargains: best cheap strikers

  • Matías Arezo (19, Granada, Uruguay, £7.4m-£9.8m)
  • Adam Hlozek (20, Bayer Leverkusen,Czech Republic, £12m-£20m)
  • Liam Delap (19, Manchester City, England, £12.5m-£16.5m)
  • Dion Drena Beljo (20, Osijek, Croatia, £850K-£8.4m)
  • Ernest Poku (18, AZ, The Netherlands, £9.4m-£12.5m)
  • Martim Tavares (19, Boavista, Portugal, £6.4m-£8m)

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