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    So I have just played a game in October 2014 and my Center back just got a hat trick. Not bad to say that in the summer I got him for free from Bayern. I am PSG by the way. As soon as I signed him he was in the world cup winning brazil team and was named in the team of the tournament, here is a small screen shot of the player I got for absolutely nothing.


    Who has anyone else signed on a free that has been a great deal.

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    the da silva twins when i was at barca. they were about 24 and dani alves was ageing so was perfect

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    Christopher Dibon

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    Very lucky getting Breno on a free, well done!

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    David Petrucci from Man Utd, absolutely rinsed the French top league.

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    This year Adebayor to Vitesse, I didn't expect to be that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nik33 View Post
    This year Adebayor to Vitesse, I didn't expect to be that good.
    Adebayor annoyed me, I tried to sign him from city and everytime he was like 160k please. I was like no. Then his contract ran out, he went to wolves on 16k a week!

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    Built quite a bit of my Ajax squad on free transfers, most notable McDonald Mariga, David Bentley, Fabiano Santacroce, Stefano Okaka and Royston Drenthe.

    Mulling over Pogrebnyak, but I don't think I'll pursue that.

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    I signed Clarence Seedorf on a Bosman at the end of the first season for my Ajax side. He only asked ~10k a week. I used to play him as Deep Lying Midfielder with set piece duties. He had an incredible amount of assists and a handfull of goals.

    I also signed Volkan Demirel, Fernando Gago and Dusan Tadic on free transfers. They're all performing well, and I plan on selling the latter two for a hefty sum.

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    Has to be Goran Pandev for my Napoli side in 2017, picked him up as a backup and now he is my star. Although due to his age (34), he won't make it much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkhail View Post
    Has to be Goran Pandev for my Napoli side in 2017, picked him up as a backup and now he is my star. Although due to his age (34), he won't make it much longer.
    where as you picked someone up then they got to 34 i picked up a 34 year old Olic. Just for cover for a season, should also give him a couple more winners medals for his collection

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    Somehow I got ter Stegen on a free a few years in, was bloody useless though so I sold him to Dortmund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFC_Jordi View Post
    Somehow I got ter Stegen on a free a few years in, was bloody useless though so I sold him to Dortmund.
    I just signed him for i think 6 mil, only non free signing of this season in a bid to try to make a profit without inestment, am giving him a year in reserves to get the language then give him a shot.

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    Mathieu Gorgelin from Lyonnais. Wish I knew why they let him go and even more how a newly promoted to Serie B of Italy team like mine managed to snatch him for only 2K/week. The guy is an absolute beast for my league and will be highly efficient even when I get to Serie A,plus he is only 23 years old at the moment. (3 seasons in) He even keeps on having frequent skill ups!

    I think I'll be keeping him for a long way to come. He will most likely be the tutor of my next main goalkeeper as well,when the time comes.

    Also got some really nice potential at the moment in the form of Nico Yennaris. He is turning to a great DM. Once again free from Arsenal.

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    danny sturridge an petr cech in the same summer for my wolves side

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    always kagawa :P

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    M'Baye Niang in the 2017 season so had become a tank but clearly Inter didn't want him and now he's banging them in for my Valencia team!

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    joe hart

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    Edin Dzeko for my Leeds side in FM 2011! He scored a ridiculous number of goals

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    Quote Originally Posted by randominator View Post
    Edin Dzeko for my Leeds side in FM 2011! He scored a ridiculous number of goals
    That is a great great free Transfer. Wouldn't mind getting him on a free anyday

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    Just recently started a new game with Truro and I'm only in the Blue Square Premier so the standard is a bit different, but I managed to snap up this lad on a free (doesn't have a previous club so I guess whichever club had him on that initial trial didn't want him)



    Absolutely magnificient at that level. Best thing about him is the determination. I get motivational issues with most players occasionally but this boy is fired up or looking motivated every single match, right from the start up to the final whistle. This is what he did in his latest game:




    Going to be a legend. And he's 16.

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    Carlos Tevez, not really hard to get him on a free though once a couple of seasons in.

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    Sebastian Giovinco - Got him to Norwich on a free after getting a 7th place finish, played him attacking mid left and he dominated there! Averaged 50 assists a season, got 3 prem titles in 4 years an average rating of over 8, about 20 goals a season and 2 world player of the years!!! Best player i've had on this FM by a mile!

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    Steve Simpson to Peterborough in League One. Free transfer from Man United. Fired me to the Premiership and continued to impress.


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    A regen.. cost me £30m, but scored 75 goals in his debut season.. 59 I think in the league only!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herter View Post
    A regen.. cost me £30m, but scored 75 goals in his debut season.. 59 I think in the league only!
    A £30m free transfer?

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    An AMR regen Brazilian who was letting his contract run out at Athletico Madrid. He was 18 at the time and 4 years later he is worth 9m and 3 1/2 stars in a CL winning squad.
    Also David Ospina, Lars Bender and Fernando Gago. Got nearly 20m for both Bender (12m) and Gago (7m) combined when I decided to sell them, Ospina is just a god.

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    at the start of the 2015/16 season, kaka after he was released from real madrid and marvin martin from sochaux, in the previous season i also signed robinho on a free. currently playing as napoli manager

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    i signed Neymar on a free, then a season later sold him to Barcelona for 35 million not a bad profit methinks

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    Zlatan and Tevez were both released in my 2014 Rubin Kazan save, but I don't want to blow my whole wage budget on two players that I don't even need.

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    Jamil Adam and Pablo Cougano XD

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    Jamil Adam for Plymouth. Got me to the Prem in 7 seasons and he scored between 20 and 40 goals every season.

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    Probably Tevez.

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    Yaya Sanogo on the previous patch of FM 12.

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    So far its probably Daniel Sturridge for me - I'm in my third season now as Plymouth in the Championship and after a short trial I signed him on £12k per week!

    Otherwise Tamas Priskin got 38 goals for me last season in League 2, he was also on a free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot67 View Post
    Yaya Sanogo on the previous patch of FM 12.
    I got him for free too. Kinda strange really.

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    Carlos Fierro, start of every game he becomes an absolute goalscoring beast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grecian_03 View Post
    I got him for free too. Kinda strange really.
    On the previous patch he starts the first season injured and this seems to stop Auxerre from renewing his contract, so he would become available for free more often than not. It didn't happen on my new game I started yesterday I guess as he doesn't start off injured now. Weirdly in my game Man City have just paid around 3 million for him. (As if they don't have enough strikers already).

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    Danny sturridge, seems good so far. Off topic a bit but how do you get quality free transfers because the list is so big that i either find future young stars or old players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omaroo View Post
    Danny sturridge, seems good so far. Off topic a bit but how do you get quality free transfers because the list is so big that i either find future young stars or old players.
    With Sanogo I just got lucky, he was recommended to me by my scouts and just happened to be within 6 months of contract expiry. To find them yourself your best bet would be player search. Filters set for contract expiring (6 months), whatever position your looking for and what you'd consider key attributes for the position and role you're looking to fill in your team.

    Another way that gets lucky for me from time to time is to create search filter from my best player in each position then filter contract length on the search screen.

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    3rd season with Watford. Daniel Sturridge. So far scored 23 goals in all competitions, 19 in the league. Season not yet over and he's us to a europe spot.

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    slipknot, is it possible to find top players without using the attributes, i have never used to tick attirbutes in any of the games to get my players as there are so many. I dont know every one has their own way of doing things.

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    Sorting players by value can be an indicator of ability but you need to be careful to make sure the player doesn't have a false high value from having been recently transferred. I also make a point of sending scouts to major competitions like the CL World cup and Euros but I always manage big teams with lots of scouting slots so that method may be restricted by the level of club you choose to manage at.

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    Either Damian Casalinuovo when I was in the Blue Square South or this lad:





    Hasn't quite hit the heights in terms of performances yet, but he's now worth £12m and a regular in the Spain side. I have faith he'll find some goalscoring consistency; I keep trying to play him as an Advanced Forward because I have other strikers beter in the Poacher role, but I think I might just give in and play two Poachers.

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    Do you mean by the actual valuation that you know the ability, mostly i just go by the star rating and go by that to determine how good the player is in the position i want. I do send some of my scouts to some big club competitions like Europa and champions league though.

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    Either Vlad Weiss or Shinji Kagawa. Both are immense

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    Mehmet Topal, midfield dominator in my Vitesse side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omaroo View Post
    Danny sturridge, seems good so far. Off topic a bit but how do you get quality free transfers because the list is so big that i either find future young stars or old players.
    I have 18 scouts out here, there and everywhere who only look for players aged 25 or under. By filtering what they find, I can find a lot of good expiring players so I don't miss them.

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    my clubs top goal scorer and most apps

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    That is very impressive Graham Surprised you kept him after 2 low scoring seasons in the PL though. You did well to keep the faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Things Could Get Messi View Post
    That is very impressive Graham Surprised you kept him after 2 low scoring seasons in the PL though. You did well to keep the faith.
    He has never really scored in the premier league as he did in the lower league's.. Most of them two seasons I did play him on the wing as cover for my RW... he is a handful to manage too always getting yellow cards and sent off and is a bit injury prone at times, but i owe him as he did get me into the premier league with some very good performance's. i have another LM i got for free in league 1 who still plays a role at my club

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    FM06 Fernando Torres was seriously good, FM12 on an earlier save got Shinji Kagawa who scored 14 times in his first 15 games too

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    My best player ever I think.. at least best buy ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Things Could Get Messi View Post
    I have 18 scouts out here, there and everywhere who only look for players aged 25 or under. By filtering what they find, I can find a lot of good expiring players so I don't miss them.
    Do you have all 18 scouts, scouting for free transfers or do you set different conditions.

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    I send my scouts to different areas and countries but only condition I give them is I only want players under 25. You can then filter the players they give you the same way you do it on player search.

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    But can you make your scouts find the best players on free transfers. I hjave tried to filter playera on free transfers on player search but i never seems to get quality players. How can you make your scouts scout for really good free transfers.

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    because free transfers are usualy free for a reason, old, or not good enough players. i wouldn't bother, just keep an eye on it using the player search feature.
    if the player is good enough any young free transfers that are any good will be found under general searching criteria

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    Thanks scott, but i would like to find some good/great free transfer whether old or young, and i dont like go through all the free transfers, i have rarely ever used the filter too much but use it here and there.

    Plus i did manage to sign sturridge, who is young and really good.

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    yea, but they only are released at the end of thier season, so you would need to know when thier contracts expire, see if you can search for 6 months remaining, you can sign them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herter View Post
    A regen.. cost me £30m, but scored 75 goals in his debut season.. 59 I think in the league only!
    That's a weird free transfer

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    I just signed some bloke from Barcelona called Lionel Messi on a free. He's only 29 as well. Although it did cost me the best part 12m on signing on fees and agents fees lol.

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    I only ever look for free transfers for older guys to tutor my young guys, and to use as backup.

    I did however get a great regen in my current game, his name is west. Rated as quality in a team full of stars, so he is good.. Man U reject!!

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    Tevez for my Arsenal side after his contract at City ran out. Only behind Rooney in the scoring charts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott MUFC View Post
    yea, but they only are released at the end of thier season, so you would need to know when thier contracts expire, see if you can search for 6 months remaining, you can sign them.
    even when i look for player with 6 months or less remaining in different positions either they are too old, or young but not good. So i could be missing out on a bargain.

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    that is how you search, there is no better way unless you browse the transfer player list yourself

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    Ye i usually do that anyway, even with the transfer player list there are so many players, even if i filter contracts for less than 6 months, i never seem to find good/great players. I have for years kept a simple and just guessing type of attitude to searching. Havent really used filters too much, whether it was tricky i dont know. But everyone has their own style, maybe mine is that great.

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    try searching in star order.

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