[TOP 10] PES 21 Best Free Agents



Getting free agents in PES has always provided the best of both worlds. They are the best kind of signings. The fact that you don't have to dive into your transfer budget to get the best signings is a huge bonus. On PES 21's master league, there are some free agents that could easily come into your starting lineup. The only cost here is their salaries, but given you will not have to splash out on a transfer fee, you can always afford to throw more money at the player's wages to secure their signing.

Here are the Top 10 free agents you can get on PES 21's master league:

1. Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani is one of the more underrated forwards in Europe. The Uruguayan bagged 23 goals for PSG in his last season. He has decided to walk away from the club during the summer. At age 33, the six-time Ligue 1 winner still has time to have success at another club. You can take advantage of the free agent on master league where his expected salary is about $5m. That will get you a superb rating of 86 and abilities of 85 finishing, 90 heading and 80 physicality.

What makes Edinson Cavani great?

  • He can bring in enough experience to improve your younger players in the squad
  • At age 33, he still has enough time in his locker to play t the top level
  • He has low salary demands so you don’t have to worry about your wallet

Edinson Cavani details:

  • Player ratings: 86
  • Age: 33
  • Market Value: 7 million Euros
  • Position: Center Forward (CF)
  • Stronger foot: Right 
  • Playing style: Goal Poacher
  • Player Skills: Heading, acrobatic finishing, one-touch pass, outside curler, fighting spirit, penalty specialist
  • COM Playing Styles: Mazing run, long ranger

 

2. Jose Callejon

Jose Callejon

The former Real Madrid striker was released by Napoli after his contract came to an end. He is a real handful when in form. He netted 82 goals in 349 appearances for the Serie A club. Callejon is quite the versatile player you would want on your team, considering the fact that you can get him as a free agent.

What makes Jose Callejon great?

  • His salary demands are very low
  • He can bring experience into your team
  • He is versatile so he can fit into any system

Jose Callejon details:

  • Player ratings: 83
  • Age: 33
  • Market value: 3 million Euros
  • Position: Right wing forward (RWF)
  • Stronger foot: Right
  • Playing style: Roaming flank
  • Player skills: First-time shot, one-touch pass, gamesmanship, track back, fighting spirit
  • COM playing styles: Speeding bullet, early cross

 

3. Mario Mandzukic

Mandzukic has seemingly located the fountain of youth as he is still well into his playing career at 34. Most recently, Mario Mandzukic played for Qatari side Al-Duhail after former PSG coach Maurizio Sarri found him surplus. He scored two goals in 10 appearances for Al-Duhail and his contract was terminated by mutual consent in July 2020.

What makes Mario Mandzukic great?

  • He has one of the best heading abilities in the game
  • He has no problems using both feet
  • His salary demands are low

Mario Mandzukic details:

  • Player ratings: 83
  • Age: 34
  • Market value: 1 million Euros
  • Position: Center forward (CF)
  • Stronger foot: Right
  • Playing style: Target man
  • Player skills: Heading, long range shooting, rising shots, acrobatic finishing, first-time shot, track back, super-sub, fighting spirit
  • COM playing styles: -

 

4. Mario Gotze

Mario Gotze

Mario Gotze’s role at Borussia Dortmund diminished for a couple of years now and, with his contract having expired. He is going to seek a move elsewhere for a fresh challenge to reignite his career. At just 28, Gotze still has great potential to excel at another club as he approaches his prime. 

What makes Mario Gotze great?

  • As a player just approaching his prime, there is still a lot of room for improvement. Besides that, he can play in various positions to suit your style
  • He is already a developed player so you don’t have to go an extra mile to improve him.
  • Even if you don’t intend to make him a first team player, he can still change games from the bench

Mario Gotze details:

  • Player ratings: 80
  • Age: 28
  • Market value: 12 million Euros
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder
  • Stronger foot: Right
  • Playing style: Creative playmaker
  • Player skills: Double touch, cut behind & turn, step on skill control, chip shot control, weighted pass, no look pass, outside curler
  • COM playing styles: Trickster, Incisive run, long ball expert, early cross

 

5. Alexandre Pato

Alexandre Pato

After emerging as one of the most sought after players during his time at AC Milan, Pato has had a mixed bag of success at a handful of other clubs. He returned to his native Brazil sometime in 2019 to play for Sao Paulo and is now a free agent. He is without a doubt one of the most skillful players in the game.

What makes Alexandre Pato great?

  • He can still improve as he is just 31
  • If you want a forward in your team, you would prefer someone with a high weak foot accuracy which Pato has

Alexander Pato details:

  • Player ratings: 78
  • Age: 31
  • Market value: 5 million Euros
  • Position: Center Forward (RWF)
  • Stronger foot: Right
  • Playing style: Goal poacher
  • Player skills: Scissors feint, double touch, cut behind & turn, chip shot control, rising shots, acrobatic finishing, heel trick, first-time shot, outside curler, no look pass
  • COM playing styles: Mazing run, long ranger

 

6. Hatem Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa

After a successful spell at Nice, PSG and Rennes, Ben Arfa was a free agent before signing with Bordeaux. He is well known for his glimpses of performance at Newcastle where he grew his reputation. 

What makes Hatem Ben Arfa great?

  • He is one of the set-piece takers in the game
  • He can play in virtually any system
  • He is very skillful and fast on the ball

Hatem Ben Arfa details:

  • Player ratings: 78
  • Age: 33
  • Market value: 5 million Euros
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder (AMF)
  • Stronger foot: Left
  • Playing style: Creative playmaker
  • Player skills: Double touch, flip flap, Marseille turn, sombrero, cut behind & turn, scotch move, step on skill control, long range shooting, penalty specialist, gamesmanship
  • COM playing styles: Mazing run, trickster, speeding bullet, incisive run, long ranger

 

7. Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne

The defender had a low profile exit from Liverpool during the summer of 2020 after spending 3 years at the club. He had an ACL injury during a preseason friendly against Dortmund in 2019 and subsequently made no appearances in 2020 due to fitness problems.

What makes Nathaniel Clyne great?

  • He is one of the fastest full backs in the game
  • He brings squad depth and he is quite versatile
  • You don’t have to worry about his wages, as it is very little

Nathaniel Clyne details:

  • Player ratings: 77
  • Age: 29
  • Market value: 4 million Euros
  • Position: Right back (RB)
  • Stronger foot: Right
  • Playing style: Offensive Full-back
  • Player skills: Rabona, Interception, Fighting spirit
  • COM playing styles: Speeding bullet, early cross

 

8. Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini

Borini left AC Milan for Verona in January, 2020. The fact that you can get him for free makes him attractive.

What makes Fabio Borini great? 

  • He can play well from the bench
  • At just 29 years, he still has a bit of time to improve
  • Low wages

Fabio Borini details:

  • Player ratings: 76
  • Age: 29
  • Market value: 4 million Euros
  • Position: Left wing forward (LWF)
  • Stronger foot: right
  • Playing style: dummy runner
  • Player skills: Gamesmanship, Track back, super-sub, fighting spirit
  • COM playing styles: Mazing run

 

9. Jordon Ibe

Jordon Ibe

The former Liverpool man had an initially promising start to his time at Bournemouth but was subsequently dropped to the bench by manager Eddie Howe after several inconsistencies. After Bournemouth was relegated to the championship, Ibe was released by the club. 

What makes Jordon Ibe great? 

  • He is just 25 so he is yet to hit his prime
  • You are not going to incur much to bring him into your team as you don’t have any transfer fee to worry about
  • He provides squad depth

Jordon Ibe details:

  • Player ratings: 74
  • Age: 25
  • Market value: 1 million Euros
  • Position: Right Midfielder (RMF)
  • Stronger foot: right
  • Playing style: Prolific winger
  • Player skills: Cross over turn, dipping shot, gamesmanship
  • COM playing styles: Incisive run, speeding bullet

 

10. Fabio Coentrao

Fabio Coentrao

The former Real Madrid player now plays for Rio Have in the Portuguese league. Although he is no longer playing at the top level like he used to, he can still be a great addition to your side.

What makes Fabio Coentrao great?

  • You can have him in your team for squad depth
  • His wages demands are very low

Fabio Coentrao details:

  • Player ratings: 74
  • Age: 32
  • Market value: 0.5 million Euros
  • Position: Left back (LB)
  • Stronger foot: Left
  • Playing style: Offensive full-back
  • Player skills: Scissors feint, flip flap, outside curler, gamesmanship, fighting spirit
  • COM playing styles: Mazing run, incisive

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