The 14 best Football Manager 2019 free transfers
There's surely another stellar season left in Huth. After leaving Leicester in the summer, the 33-year-old central defender still has the physical qualities required to defend deep and protect his own area.
The Premier League winner's heading, jumping reach and 6ft 3in frame should combine to help nullify targetmen, deal with direct opponents and even threaten from set-pieces.
A free agent after leaving Lazio, the teenage goalkeeping prospect will be willing to accept very low wages by the standards of top European clubs.
Although he isn’t well rounded or ready to play at the top level at the start of your save, Rus would make for a relatively risk-free investment who has the potential to eventually become a useful back-up goalkeeper in one of Europe’s top leagues.
A free agent for a couple of seasons now, Tremoulinas still has very well-rounded stats for performing well as a solid wing-back. His physicals remain strong for an ageing player, while his dribbling and crossing attributes ensure he can have an influence in the final third.
The 32-year-old Frenchman doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses and would be a very useful addition to squads that need to balance their responsibilities across multiple competitions.
FM favourite Poyet is once again on the free transfer market after a season in Cyprus. The Uruguayan would make a great deep-lying playmaker for the Championship, although aged just 23, he can still become an integral part of a team with Premier League ambitions.
Strong technical attributes mean that he looks after the ball well – although he’s no stranger to a booking, so watch out.
For flair, style and reputation alone, Berba deserves a chance. The fact that his physical attributes are weak means little – the Bulgarian icon is famously not a man for blood, sweat and tears.
His technical attributes are still Premier League standard, meaning that on a short-term contract, the 37-year-old could have the expertise to snatch a few vital goals off the bench.
Fortunately, worrying about Djilobodji’s conduct at Sunderland isn’t something that you have to take into account in Football Manager 2019.
The Senegalese central defender may have embarrassed himself in the real world – leading to a contract termination at the Stadium of Light – but in-game he still has strong core stats, as well as extremely impressive physicals. His pace, jumping reach and height are huge plus points.
Although his stamina may have dropped in his twilight years, Johnson is still a very solid option at right-back. The former Liverpool man’s core defensive stats are all strong, while his crossing ability and reasonable dribbling enable him to feature as a wing-back too.
There are no big weak spots among his mental attributes either, making him a very useful player to pick up on a short-term deal for a side needing a sprinkling of experience.