Top quality left-backs are a rare breed these days and that's why it's so important to make sure your Football Manager 2024 team is as strong as possible in the position.
If you've got a massive budget or a handful of pennies to work with, you can find a reliable option out there to take your team to the next level.
Here are 90min's picks for the best left-backs to sign on FM24 at any budget.
17 crossing is insane from Maaloul, who is a major bargain for just £2m, although at 33 years old, he's only a stop-gap option.
Only an option for big teams, Sandro's massive wage demands just about make up for his affordable £2.3m asking price.
Vojvoda is a fantastic signing as he offers cover for both left- and right-back. That sort of versatility will cost you £4.5m.
Sanusi, 26, is an immense athlete who will go flying up and down your left side. £3.4m is a fair price.
Clerc isn't going to set the world on fire but he's a reliable defender who can do a bit of everything for £3m.
Gallardo is one of the best left-backs outside Europe and his expiring contract gives him an asking price of just £2.8m. That's a serious bargain.
Caci is actually a centre-back but he's built perfectly for the left-back spot, where he can make the most of his 15 crossing. He's a smart buy at £4.9m.
The eldest of the two Pasquale Mazzocchi's on the game, this one is a natural right-back who is just as comfortable on the left. He'll set you back £3.5m.
He's no longer the elite signing he once was with Roussillon is a reliable top-flight left-back whose £3.8m asking price is pretty fair.
If you're looking for a real bargain, you won't find anyone better for £800,000 than Escudero.
Everyone's favourite new wonderkid, 18-year-old Barco is a really nice player right now but his potential will see him develop into a star. His £8m release clause is definitely worth triggering.
The same £8m will get you Alonso, who is towards the other end of his career. If you want someone with experience, Alonso is your man.
There are some good deals to be had in Naples this year. Olivera is only 25 but is already a top player and good value for his £17.5m price tag.
One of many bargains to be found with Atletico, Reinildo's £18.5m price tag is right at the top of this bracket but he's also the best option here when it comes to current ability.
Marusic is an old-school defender with 15 marking and 16 bravery. If you want a tough-tackling option, he's yours for £16.5m.
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He was a great deal last year and Douglas is still excellent value at £11.75m. The 29-year-old is surprisingly well-suited for the inverted wing-back role.
With 16 pace, 15 dribbling and 14 crossing, you're getting a major attacking threat if you choose to meet Spinazzola's £16.5m asking price.
There's interest in 27-year-old Pedraza early in the game, and that's no surprise. It'll cost you £18.75m to win the race for his signature.
Biraghi for £9.25m is a real steal. His 16 crossing and 16 free-kick taking make him a valuable weapon in attack but the 30-year-old still does the job in defence as well.
Also comfortable at centre-back, Reis is another who is all about the defending. He's yours for £15m.
Pound-for-pound, Gaya is the best left-back on this list. He boasts the highest current ability but his asking price of £54m is pretty alright if you're shopping in this price bracket.
For £70m, you can pick up Balde. The 19-year-old is already great but is destined to become one of the best players on the game. It's a steep price but you'll never have to worry about the position again.
£50m is a little steep for Estupinan, whose price tag definitely comes with some Premier League tax, but he's still an elite option for the role.
25-year-old Henrique is a really nice player whose selling point is his 16 crossing. You're getting a major threat from deep for £24m.
Walker-Peters is a right-back but he's just as good on the left. His £19.5m asking price is a massive bargain after Southampton's relegation.
Mendy gets the nod here because of his price tag. He's statistically the second-best left-back on this list but can be picked up for just £26m, which is a serious bargain.
Henry's £36m price tag is pretty reasonable considering he plays in the Premier League. At 26 years old, he's a nice long-term option for any top team.
Now a natural centre-back, Davies' roots lie on the left, where you can bring him in for a cool £31m.
Raum is only 25 and still has room to grow into a really nice left-back. For £28m, you really can't go wrong.
Comfortable literally anywhere on the pitch apart from striker, Henrichs is at his best on either side of defence and is available for a cool £22m. Leipzig are having all the fun.