Top quality left-backs are a rare breed these days and that’s why it’s so important to make sure your Football Manager 2024 team is as strong as possible in the position.
If you’ve got a massive budget or a handful of pennies to work with, you can find a reliable option out there to take your team to the next level.
Here are 90min‘s picks for the best left-backs to sign on FM24 at any budget.
Gallardo is one of the best left-backs outside Europe and his expiring contract gives him an asking price of just £3.8m. That’s a serious bargain.
Caci is actually a centre-back but he’s built perfectly for the left-back spot, where he can make the most of his 15 crossing. He’s a smart buy at £6.5m.
Swiss international Garcia is available for just £3m. He’s got 13s and 14s all over his stats page and looks like a really reliable option for a mid-table side.
Still only 30, Rodriguez is now a natural centre-back but he’s still at home at out on the left. For £6m, he’s a great experiment for the inverted full-back role.
24-year-old Valenzuela is valued at just £900,000. While a move to a top side might be a stretch too far, the Argentine would be an excellent pick-up for a smaller outfit.
You can pick Wendell up for £5.5m, which is a steal for a player of his quality. He’s happy playing anywhere up the left side.
Everyone’s favourite new wonderkid, 18-year-old Barco is a really nice player right now but his potential will see him develop into a star. His £8m release clause is definitely worth triggering.
The same £8m will get you Alonso, who is towards the other end of his career. If you want someone with experience, Alonso is your man.
There are some good deals to be had in Naples this year. Olivera is only 25 but is already a top player and good value for his £17.5m price tag.
Moreno is a great signing. He’s got 15 tackling and 14 passing, so you can play the £9.75m-rated man in any role you want.
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He was a great deal last year and Douglas is still excellent value at £11.75m. The 29-year-old is surprisingly well-suited for the inverted wing-back role.
Diaz is another player who may not have one stand-out stat, but he’s very well-rounded and looks good for his £8.75m asking price.
25-year-old Henrique is a really nice player whose selling point is his 16 crossing. You’re getting a major threat from deep for £24m.
At 23, Miranda looks like he’s going to go on and become a top left-back. His £19.5m price tag may be a little steep now but it’ll undoubtedly prove worth it in just a few years.
He’s actually a centre-back but Hancko, 25, is another who looks really well-suited for a wider role. That versatility will set you back £18m.
Speaking of versatility, Walker-Peters is a right-back but he’s just as good on the left. His £19.5m asking price is a massive bargain after Southampton’s relegation.
At £40m, Digne is the most expensive player on this list. It’s a high price tag but the Frenchman is a top option for this position, with his 16 crossing a major asset.