The best goalkeepers to sign on Football Manager 2023
By Tom Gott
A safe pair of hands between the sticks is about as important as it gets in Football Manager 2023.
A top goalkeeper can often be the difference between success and defeat, so it's a position you need to be 100% happy with before you go into each and every game.
Regardless of how much money you're operating with, here are the top goalkeepers to sign in FM23.
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Bayern (on loan at Monaco)
Despite being out on loan, Bayern will sell you Nubel immediately for £3.1m. His wages are a bit steep but he's one of the few budget goalkeepers who can offer you more than a year or two of top service, so he's worth the extra expense.
Bravo is statistically the best goalkeeper you'll find at this price range. The 39-year-old will cost you £925,000 but you'll need to start looking for a replacement straight after.
Another ageing option, Guzman is 36 and available for £650,000.
Ochoa won't join immediately but the World Cup icon will soon be available for close to £350,000.
Reina has joined Villarreal to be their starting goalkeeper but, given his age and expiring contract, they will soon listen to offers of around £600,000.
Having fallen behind Andre Onana in the pecking order, 37-year-old Handanovic is expendable once again. He's a short-term signing but an elite one at just £1m.
Another veteran option with Pasveer, who is 38 and available for as little as £725,000.
Italy international Sirigu has seen it all throughout his career but is primed for one last move at £1.3m.
Sticking with the trend of ageing goalkeepers, 36-year-old Alvarez is a great emergency option at just £275,000.
West Ham are ready to move on from 37-year-old Fabianski and will hand him to you for £1.8m.
At £5.75m, Soria is a sensational signing. He's among the best goalkeepers you'll find without blowing your entire budget, but his value is definitely on the lower side.
Provedel has only just joined Lazio but once he is willing to talk, he's a smart signing if he costs anywhere close to £12.5m.
Kepa's wages are significant but his £12.5m price tag isn't really. Chelsea want him off the books so it's a pretty easy deal to complete.
The towering Flekken is on comparatively tiny wages which, added to his £6m price tag, make this a real bargain of a deal.
Teams across Europe are starting to take notice of Vicario, who is an intriguing signing at just £7m.
One of the top goalkeepers playing outside a major league, Livakovic is no secret to any seasoned FM player. This year, he goes for a little under £8.5m, which is fantastic compared to every single goalkeeper with a similar current ability.
Another who should be known to any long-term players, Cakir is a real steal. The 26-year-old is one of the best options without going crazy with your money as he'll cost you under £7m.
Ledesma has a £13m release clause but should actually be available for a little cheaper than that at £9.75m.
The backup in Turin, Perin is far too good to be sitting on the bench. He'd be a starter for nearly any other team on the game and he's yours for £6m.
The backup in Madrid, Lunin is available for a cool £8.5m. That's a fair price for someone of his current ability and will be a huge bargain if you can help him realise his potential.
Now on the books at Bayern, Sommer won't move immediately but he'll soon find himself behind Manuel Neuer in the pecking order. If he wants a move, anything close to his starting value of £27m is unreal.
At £52m, Costa is by far the most expensive goalkeeper we have for you here, but he's also the only player who can call themselves elite at 22 years old. With potential to take him through the roof, he's worth the investment.
Real San Sebastian
£35m feels a bit on the high side considering Remiro shares the same current ability as Livakovic, but that's actually how much goalkeepers of this calibre should be going for.
Having only just joined Inter, Onana won't leave immediately, but you might be able to convince him to move on in a few months. He's initially valued at £32m, which is a steal.
A new signing at Bournemouth, Neto is another who you'll have to wait for but he's truly worth it. The Brazilian starts off with a value of £24m.
Once again, Meret is sensational value on FM. The 25-year-old is a top goalkeeper with some even better potential, so to be available for £16.5m is unreal.
The Premier League has some top goalkeepers and Martinez is up there with the best. His £40m price tag is more than fair.
Still on his old contract, Pickford's £45m price tag is yet to be boosted and you should be looking to take advantage of that.
Sevilla will tell you that they aren't interested in selling Bounou although they will accept a bid of £47.5m, which is more than fair for a player of his current ability.
PSG (on loan at Nottingham Forest)
Ending with a bit of an unconventional one here. You can't sign Navas until next summer because he's out on loan, but PSG start off being prepared to authorise his exit for £18m and that price tag drops and drops and drops. It's a bit of a committment to a goalkeeper who is about to turn 36, but it's absolutely one to consider.
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