Finding cheap players in FM22 is the best way to fast-track the growth into a top club. Following the buy-low-sell-high method of squad building and maintaining a tight wage budget is the best way to improve the squad and will keep one’s club financially stable, which will allow us to invest more money into the squad as we continue to improve. If you want bargains, we’ll have to think outside of the box. That means we need to scout lesser-known markets and more obscure tournaments and countries.

Tim Ronning

Tim Ronning was one of the best young goalkeepers on FM21, and not much has changed for FM22. 

He’s a very solid goalkeeper, more in the traditional template. His size is a massive advantage in terms of reaching and claiming high balls; he also has the strength to withstand contact in the penalty area. Moreover, Rönning is positionally sound and has solid concentration,

Again, the big Sweden is easily attainable from Elfsborg in the Allsvenskan. It won’t take much more than a couple of million euros to pick him up; that makes him an excellent option for a wide range of clubs.

Roony Bardghji 

One of the few new wonderkids added in the Football Manager 2022 update is the Swedish creative winger Roony Bardghji. The 16-year-old Swedish wonderkid of Syrian descent came to FC Kobenhavn from Malmo FF in the summer of 2020.

The left-footed inverted winger received his debut as a right-winger against AGF Aarhus on November 21st, 2021. Since then, he has received three appearances and scored a goal the following week after his FCK debut.

Paul Onuachu

The 201cm tall striker who made his breakthrough in Denmark playing for Velje and FC Midtjylland has made an impressive display in the Belgium Jupiler Pro the last two seasons. Thirty-three goals and a goal every 91 minutes in the 2020-21 season. 16 goals in 25 appearances so far this season makes him a massive threat in front of the goal.

Use him as a pressing forward or a target man and see him convert floating crosses into the box with his excellent height, heading and Jumping reach abilities. His Off the ball, Flair, Finishing, and Teamwork should also be noted, as he can find spaces within the front line and roam around the field, making it harder for the opposition to deal with him.

Anel Ahmedhodzic

Anel Ahmedhodzic is one of the best affordable defensive talents in Football Manager. A quintessential modern centre-back, he starts with a well-rounded skill set that makes him ready for any of the top-five leagues across Europe.

He has everything you want in a centre-back – tall and athletic, he is intelligent in his decision-making and is a comfortable operator in possession. In fact, he’s more than comfortable. He’s excellent.