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Best left-backs to sign in Football Manager 2022

Fullbacks are always a key factor in any successful squad, they provide defensive solidity in front of your own goal and attacking width options to get at your opponents. If you're searching for players to build a strong backline early in your save, here are the best left-backs to sign in Football Manager 2022.
Football Manager 2022 is now fully released after a brief beta testing period, and gamers are beginning their quests for glory with new clubs. The popular title offers a range of challenges for gamers of all interests and experience levels.

Some gamers will try their hand at the most difficult of challenges, aiming to hoist trophies of the highest caliber, while others will be setting their sights on a simple promotion into a higher league. There is a range of possibilities in FM22 and gamers can now make their managerial dreams a reality.

One of your early moves upon starting a save should be to build out a competent defence, to give your squad a solid system and the chance for maximum match results. This post will serve as a compiled list of the best left-backs to sign in Football Manager 2022.

Football Manager 2022 Andrew Robertson
Check out this post for left-backs of all levels and price ranges for your club. (Picture: Sports Interactive)

The best left-backs in Football Manager 2022

There are loads of places to look when searching for defenders to sign to your newly minted FM22 squad. Where you're shopping for players often depends on the transfer balance you have.

This list will include the best youth, out of contract, as well as the out and out top-level left-backs in FM22. So no matter what you have to spend, the list should include a player or two for your new team.

The best out of contract LBs in FM22

These are defenders that are now out of contract and will sign for your club without a transfer fee when you're searching for players to fill out your squad.

  • Luca Germoni - 23 - Italy
  • Loris Benito - 29 - Switzerland
  • Kwadwo Asamoah - 32 - Ghana
  • Kevin Gutiérrez - 26 - Mexico
  • Carles Planas - 30 - Spain
Kwadwo Asamoah Football Manager 2022
Asamoah is an experienced player with top-level pedigree after a six year stint with Juventus, he can improve your team in a pinch for an affordable price. (Picture: Sports Interactive)

The best young LBs in FM22

The wonderkids at left-back, some of these players will come somewhat cheap, others will come with massive transfer price tags, but their value should continue to increase as they gain more experience.

  • NunoMendes - 19 - Portugal
  • Luca Netz - 18 - Germany
  • Alphonso Davies - 21 - Canada
  • Luke Thomas - 20 - England
  • Alvaro Fernandez - 18 - Spain
Football Manager 2022 Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies is already one of the best left-backs in world football, and only getting better. (Picture: Sports Interactive)

The best LBs in FM22

The best left-backs in world football, these players will be very expensive signings, both in their wages and transfer fees.

  • David Alaba - 29 - Austria
  • Theo Hernández - 23 - France
  • Jordi Alba - 32 - Spain
  • Andrew Robertson - 27 - Scottland
  • José Gayà - 26 - Spain
Jordi Alba FM22
Still one of the best left-backs in world football and FM22 alike, Jordi Alba will instantly bring a level of professionalism to your backline. (Picture: Sports Interactive)

For more Football Manager 2022 content including player guides and bargain buys, check out our dedicated page filled with the best information to help build your team of dreams.

Featured image courtesy of Sports Interactive.