FM 2020 Free Transfers: A Guide to the Best Free Agents

When starting a new save in Football Manager, signing fresh players to improve your first team squad is probably one of the first things on your to do list. While it’s not always easy to recruit your preferred transfer targets, it can be especially tough when you have little to no transfer budget available to make changes happen.

That’s where free transfers come in… Since the introduction of the Bosman Ruling in the mid-nineties, players have been free to move onto a new club once their contract has expired, without their previous club receiving a transfer fee for their services. On top of this, pre-contracts can be agreed within six months of the players contract expiring, and this has presented a great opportunity for clubs to sign players without expensive transfer fees, and for players to negotiate better contracts with clubs.

There have been some big free transfers over the years, including Sol Campbell’s Judas-like transfer between north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal, Robert Lewandowski winding down the clock on his deal at Dortmund before moving to Bayern Munich, and more recently Aaron Ramsey from the Arsenal to Juventus. While most of the players on this list don’t quite have the quality of the aforementioned players, in many cases they can still be first team players or add extra depth to your squad to help you handle the demands of your first full season. Check out our list of the best available free agents in Football Manager 20 below:

Goalkeepers

Emiliano Viviano

Country: Argentina

Age: 33

Jordan Archer

Country: Scotland

Age: 26

Fabiano

Country: Brazil

Age: 31

Defenders

Fabio Coentrao

Country: Portugal

Age: 31

Slobodan Rajkovic

Country: Serbia

Age: 30

Alexander Milosevic

Age: 27            

Position: DC    

Country: Sweden

Ivan Strinic      

Age: 31            

Position: D/WB/M L    

Country: Croatia

Ignazio Abate

Age: 32            

Position: D/WB R        

Country: Italy

Philipp Wollscheid

Age: 30            

Position: D C

Country: Germany

Midfielders

Lucas Silva

Age: 26       

Position: DM   

Country: Brazil

Yoann Gourcuff

Age: 32            

Position: AM C

Country: France

Riccardo Montolivo

Age: 34         

Position: DM  

Country: Italy

Stephen Ireland

Age: 32           

 Position: AM C 

Country: Ireland

Diego Poyet

Age: 26

Position: DM  

Country: Uruguay

Jack Rodwell

Age: 28

Position: DC, DM       

Country: England

Gabriel Torje

Age: 29

Position: AM RLC       

Country: Romania

Emre Colak

Age: 28

Position: AM LC         

Country: Turkey

Diego Capel

Age: 31

Position: AM L          

Country: Spain

Attackers

Wilfried Bony

Age: 30            

Position: ST     

Country: Ivory Coast

Giuseppe Rossi           

Age: 32            

Position: ST     

Country: Italy

Hatem Ben Arfa          

Age: 32            

Position: AM RC, FC    

Country: France

Paulo Henrique          

Age: 30            

Position: AM RL, ST    

Country: Brazil

Marcus Pedersen       

Age: 29            

Position: ST     

Country: Norway

So there you have it, our comprehensive list of the best footballers available for a free transfer in FM 2020. If you’re looking for value for money players who add depth to your squad, look no further than these solid players.