The best strikers to sign on Football Manager 2023

Martial is a good option
Martial is a good option / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Goals win games. It's a cliché but it's true.

You can send your scouts out to find them, but why not let us do the work for you? Here are the best strikers to sign on any budget in FM23.

Cheap options

Max Kruse
Free agent

It won't cost you anything to land Kruse, who might be more of an attacking midfielder but is still a capable striker.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
FC Bayern

For £1.5m, you can bring in the ultimate journeyman that is Choupo-Moting.

Ihlas Bebou

The speedy Bebou will set you back around £3m and is very good value for that sort of money, but he is currently out with a long-term injury which spoils the fun somewhat.

Omar Marmoush

Egyptian forward Marmoush can be yours for £3.5m, which is on the high side in this price bracket, but he's only 23 and is one of the few options here that can be used long-term.

Nils Petersen

Petersen may be 33 but he still boasts 17 finishing. Not bad for £675,000.

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Moussa Dembele

Dembele isn't the feared marksman he was just a few years ago, but if you're operating on a small budget, you won't find much better value than his £1.9m price tag. His 15 finishing and 16 off the ball movement are excellent.

Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez is one of the better players available for a low price. He's valued at £3.6m by OM, but having just joined the club, you'll have to wait to pick him up.

Enner Valencia

Ecuador star Valencia might be 32 but still boasts some excellent physical stats, and his 14 finishing isn't half bad, either. Good value for £4.1m.

Jonathan Rodriguez

A very smart pick-up at £4.7m, Rodriguez is more than good enough to hold his own in any top division.

Andres Ibarguen
Independiente Medellin

Columbian striker Ibarquen can be yours for £1.5m. He's versatile enough to play anywhere in attack.

Reasonable options


Hulk's current club might tell you he's not for sale, but they'll do business for £10m. He's 35 now but still boasts some unreal physical and technical stats, including 18 strength.

Edin Dzeko

Dzeko will cost you just £2.3m but you'll need some deep pockets to meet the 36-year-old's wage demands. Definitely one to consider though.

Olivier Giroud

Similarly, Giroud can be yours for £5.25m. There are only a few clubs in Europe with options better than the 35-year-old.

Marko Livaja

Still only 28, the former wonderkid looks good value for his price tag of £7.25m.


24-year-old Beto has room to grow into a top striker but is currently good enough to justify his £9.5m price tag anyway. 16 pace, 16 strength and a 194cm frame - enjoy.

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Ante Rebic

£10.5m-rated Rebic is the best option here. Dangerous either on the wing or up top, he's an excellent option for any squad and won't break the bank.

Raul de Tomas

De Tomas has only just joined Vallecano but you can't afford to let him slip off your scouts' radar. He's current valued at £7.75m and is unavailable for selection until January, when he might be available for even cheaper.

Maximiliano Gomez

Maxi Gomez looks like a brilliant pick-up for just £8.25m. The 25-year-old has the potential to lead your line for years to come and is a menace in so many different areas, including his 18 heading and 15 finishing.

Enes Unal

One-time wonderkid Unal is 25 now, and while he won't turn into a superstar, he's undoubtedly a top-flight striker. For £9.5m, he's absolutely one to consider.

Gerard Deulofeu

Dangerous as a winger and a striker, Deulofeu is facing a few weeks out with an injury but you should snap him up once he returns, with his £10.25m price tag more than fair.

Expensive options

Mehdi Taremi

Taremi probably deserves the 90min recommends tag, but there's a mental release clause which forces him out (more on that later). His £26.5m asking price is insane value for money and is lower than the original release of the game. If you find anything better than this deal, you might be magic.


Another youngster, 22-year-old Evanilson has some excellent stats now and the potential to blossom into a superstar. He's not the best option now but will soon grow into a real star, and for £18m, is some of the smartest business around.

Patrik Schick
Bayer 04

It'll cost you £49m to sign Schick, whose 16 finishing should make him a great signing for any top-tier side.

Anthony Martial

Martial isn't really wanted in Manchester on the game and you can take advantage of that with a bid of £33.5m. That's excellent value for money.

Marko Arnautovic

Nearly teammates with Martial in real life, Arnautovic is listed as not for sale by Bologna but you can pick him up for £18m. If you want immediate impact, the 33-year-old is a smart pick-up.

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Paulo Dybala

He's only just joined and so won't move clubs immediately, but Dybala's contract includes a £17.25m release clause that makes him one of the best bargains on the game. You will not find anything remotely close to that sort of value for money.

Andre Silva
RB Leipzig

£22.5m is a steal for Silva, who has plenty of experience banging in goals in the Bundesliga.


A bit of a gem over in Brazil is Pedro. He's been capped by the national team, which is no surprise when you see his 16 finishing. £18m for the 25-year-old looks like a great price.

Ansu Fati

£53m for Fati is a bit steep but you're paying for his potential to become one of the best players on the entire game. He's good enough to make a solid impact for a top side immediately but will be banging in the goals for fun in a year or two.

Borja Iglesias
Real Hispalis

Iglesias' price has risen quite a lot after the winter update, but £32.5m is still a solid fee for a player of this quality.