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It’s always fun to spend a lot on a new striker who will score 40 goals in his debut season, but sometimes the key to success in Football Manager 2021 is finding a good goalkeeper.
You need to be able to rely on the man between the clubs for your team if you want trophies and success, and there are plenty of good options for teams on any type of budget.
Let’s take a look at some of the best goalkeepers you can sign in Football Manager 2021.
A popular choice on FM in the past, Rajkovic now struts in a top league and can still be signed for around £ 5 million. He’s not the best right now, but he has the potential to become a real star.
There’s nothing cheaper than the former Monaco Subasic goalkeeper, who is sitting in the pile of free agents waiting to be picked up.
At 35, Alves won’t be long before, but he’s still a reliable top-tier goalkeeper who can be picked for just under £ 2 million.
Make no mistake about it, Reina can still hang up. If you want a goalkeeper to cover you for a season or two, drop a little over £ 1 million on Lazio to bring it in.
With a £ 2.8 million release clause, Fernandez can be picked up for almost half his base value. One for the bargain hunters.
Baumann remains one of the most underrated goalkeepers in football, and at 30 he still has a few years to go. He’s not a Ballon d’Or winner, but he’s still more than capable of shining in a higher league.
Joao Paulo, 25, who can be signed for around £ 5 million, is already a solid goalkeeper and has the potential to grow a bit more.
Liverpool are very eager to get rid of Adrian and will take less than £ 3 million for the helpful Spaniard. It is not a long-term option, but it can cover you for a year or two.
Dortmund substitute Marwin Hitz would be a solid signing for either side of the middle of the table seeking immediate help. It’s too good to sit on the bench.
Speaking of too good to sit on the bench, Romero is way down the United pecking order and isn’t even part of the team anymore. United want to ditch and will take close to £ 5 million for him.
The young Romanian Radu is another real bargain. At 23, he is a competent goalkeeper at the moment and may become one of the best in a few years. A long-term project, but one with great benefits.
Heading into the £ 10 million mark, Wolfsburg’s cap, Casteels, is a great option for any team on the planet, and he’s only 28 years old. It may be your answer for a few good years.
The 25-year-old Maignan is regularly caught by the best teams in Europe on FM stops because he is available for around £ 13 million. Make sure they don’t catch you sleeping.
It will cost you less than £ 10 million to get Pavlenka, which might not be the strongest option on this list, but is still more than good enough at that price.
With no future with Man City, American Steffen can be signed for almost half his base value, and he still has a bit of room to grow.
Livakovic is good enough to get into almost every team on the planet. If you take over a team that is looking for improvement, the 25-year-old Livakovic is your man, and he won’t set you back far, either.
Lazio will ask about £ 15 million for Strakosha, who has been one of the best goalkeepers in Serie A for some years. That price tag, coupled with the fact that he’s only 25 years old, makes this a no-brainer.
At the start of the game, Bayindir isn’t good enough to start on a higher side, making his £ 8 million starting price a bit scary. However, with a little hard work, the Turkish international could become one of the best in the area.
Often linked with some of the best teams in Europe in real life, the 24-year-old Cakir is also ready to make the leap on FM. It’s already great and will only get better with time.
Probably the best goalkeeper in the reasonable price range, Muslera will cost you close to £ 8 million, but at 34, you may not have him for much longer.
Leipzig’s cap, Gulacsi, has been among the Bundesliga’s top picks for a while now, so if you want someone with that high-end experience, be sure to consider it.
Neto is comfortably the highest-profile goalkeeper who doesn’t actually play regular soccer. He’s stuck in the bank behind Marc-Andre ter Stegen in Barcelona, but for around £ 30 million, you can save him from purgatory.
Make no mistake about it, Vandevoordt is an option for the future. It’s not good enough to give you an immediate return on the 15 million pounds it will cost, but in a few years, chances are high that it will be the best in the world. One to consider if you have the money saved.
Ligue 1 doesn’t have many better goalkeepers than Lopes, but Lyon won’t hold out for long if you try to shake him off.
As a key part of Getafe’s recent rise to fame, Soria has lived up to his potential and is now one of the best goalkeepers on offer in Spain.
Meret, 23, is a great goalkeeper who still has plenty of room to progress. For less than £ 30 million, you can make it your shooting stopper for the next decade, and you won’t be disappointed.
No longer the wonderful kid he once was, the 28-year-old Rulli won’t become the best in the world at his position, but he’s good enough for any team in Europe and it won’t take too long to push him away from Villarreal. .
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Remiro’s £ 36.5 million release clause may be a bit high, but paying for it will guarantee you have a top-notch goalkeeper on your team for at least five to six years.
Bounou was in inspiring form when he led Sevilla to Europa League glory last season, frustrating both Wolves and Manchester United en route to lifting the trophy, and you can bring that quality to your team for less than £ 30 million.
The most expensive option on this list is unsurprisingly the best. Onana ranks among the best plugs in the game. At 24, he’s good enough to hold that title for the better part of a decade, so you’ll definitely get value for money.
Everton are surprisingly keen to ditch Pickford, who can be signed for a value very close to his base value in the opening weeks of the game.
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