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Some of our favourite affordable players to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode

We cover youth football. We’ve banged our heads together to compile an infortmative list of some of the best bargain players for you to sign in your FIFA 23 Career Mode saves. You’ve probably not heard about most of them, and that’s the way we like it.

From Diogo Monteiro to Datro Fofana, we’ve tried to include a diverse mix of talents and profiles. These aren’t necessarily the players with the best bargains, just the ones we think you need to know about. Scroll down to see who we think you should have on your shortlists. We’ll be adding more and more in due course.

Who are the best bargains in FIFA 23 Career mode?

Diogo Monteiro

Diogo Monteiro, one of the best bargain players in FIFA 23 Career Mode

Unless your a Servette fan or youth football nerds, it’s safe to assume that you’ve never heard of Diogo Monteiro, right? Well, we’re pretty sure he’ll be a favourite for managers on Career Mode on FIFA 23.

He isn’t a world class talent in the game but he is a very solid one – he has the potential to develop by a huge margin, jumping from 54-rated to 78-rated. You can’t ask for much more from a prospect valued at £80,000. In real life, Monteiro has captained Portugal at U-17 level and is on the fringes of Servette’s first-team.

Nnamdi Collins

Nnamdi Collins has all the requisite skills to be a top-level centre-back. He’s fast and strong, skilled and confident, he can dominate attackers and progress the ball out from the back. We have our concerns about him in real life, especially after a bad knee injury stunted his development, but he looks great in FIFA 23’s Career Mode.

His high-level mobility is reflected well in game, as is his power, and he has the potential to grow into an 82-rated player. The quicker you try and get him out of Borussia Dortmund, the better (probably).

Ian Maatsen

Chelsea's Ian Maatsen, one of the best bargain cheap players in FIFA 23 Career Mode

If you like your Championship, Ian Maatsen will be a name that’s familar to you. After two strong loans at Charlton Athletic and Coventry City, he’s landed at Vincent Kompany’s Burnley for the 2022/23 season.

What you’re banking on with Maatsen is him returning to Chelsea and quickly being washed up in the churn. He would be a great opportunistic buy for clubs at every level, not least because he has the makings of a very capable two-way left-back.

Odin Thiago Holm

Injuries has hampered Odin Thiago Holm’s development over the past year or so, frustratingly, but this season has seen him string together a decent run of games and he’s benefitted from that significantly. He’s a bit of a do-it-all midfielder, capable of impacting games with different skills and in different phases.

Holm is a good, affordable option in FIFA 23’s Career Mode. He won’t hit particularly high heights but he can develop into a very capable top-five league operator. He adopted the middle name ‘Thiago’ because of his love for the Liverpool and Spain midfielder, by the way.

Luca Oyen

KRC Genk's Luca Oyen, one of the best bargain cheap players in FIFA 23 Career Mode

We love Luca Oyen. He’s such a fun player to watch: he mixes a sharp burst and low centre of gravity with innate ball control and an obvious confidence, all of which combine to make him a creative dribbler.

An ACL injury has ruined what should’ve been a breakout season for him in real life, but Oyen remains a strong (and affordable) option in FIFA 23’s Career Mode. Valued at £1 million, it shouldn’t take much to sign him from Genk. He has the potential to develop by almost 20 ratings, too, topping out at 85 overall if all goes well.

David Datro Fofana

Molde FK's David Datro Fofana, one of the best bargain cheap players in FIFA 23 Career Mode

From the club that kickstarted Erling Braut Haaland’s career, Molde FK, comes another exciting forward that is destined to rise up through the levels pretty quickly. David Datro Fofana is an Ivorian attacker that has an impressively rounded skillset for his age, mixing technical flair with athletic robustness.

His profile in FIFA 23’s Career Mode is just as interesting: 90+ ratings for acceleration, sprint speed and balance make him a very useable forward from the off, even if he has a good way to go as a finisher. Get him out of Norway, quick.

Bristol City’s Alex Scott will be a must-buy on your FIFA 23 Career Mode saves. With a potential rating of 87 overall, he’s only valued at just over £1 million. Whichever club you manage, make the most of that golden opportunity.

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