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7 Best Strikers in FM23 You Must Sign!

By callum | June 30, 2023 | 32006 Views

Best Strikers FM23 Has To Offer

Having a competent goal scorer is extremely important in Football Manager. If you’re looking to sign a striker in the first season of your FM23 save, there aren’t lots of world class options. This is because a lot of quality strikers recently signed for new teams, and transfer budgets in the first season are low.

This is why we’ve put together a list of the 7 best strikers FM23 has to offer! All of these players are available to sign in the first season, and we’ll tell you exactly how much they’ll cost you. However, you could get them a smaller up front payment if you include some add-ons or instalments in the deal.

We’ll also tell you the type of clubs each player would be an ideal signing for.

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7. Marcus Thuram

Marcus Thuram in FM23

Marcus Thuram is 7th on the list of the best strikers FM23 has to offer. The French international is the son of world class former footballer Lilian Thuram, and also has a brother, Kephren Thuram, who is an up and coming star playing for Nice. So you can see that football runs in the family!

Thuram has some brilliant physical attributes, such as 16 strength, 17 pace, and 16 acceleration. He also has an eye for goal with 14 finishing and 16 technique. The versatile forward can also play on the left wing, but is definitely better as a striker.

If you want to sign Marcus Thuram in the first FM23 season, he will cost you £25 million. However, Thuram is wanted by some top clubs, including Borussia Dortmund, so will likely ask for high wages. He also only has one year left on his deal, so you could take a chance and try to sign him on a pre-contract in January.

Would be an ideal signing for

  • Team pushing for Europe (Newcastle, Brighton)
  • Top Bundesliga sides

6. Goncalo Ramos

Goncalo Ramos in FM23

After losing Darwin Nunez to Liverpool last summer, Benfica needed Ramos to step up and replace him, and he’s certainly done that and more. Ramos has an impressive 26 goal contributions in the 22/23 season in the Portuguese League.

Goncalo Ramos is also a top striker in FM23 with great potential! Ramos has the model citizen personality, which is the best personality for a player to have in FM23. He also has good finishing, heading, and decision making.

Ramos would cost £27 million, which is great value for money considering he has the potential to become one of the best strikers in FM23. He’s definitely ready to make the step up to a top 5 league. We recommended Ramos as a signing for Chelsea in this team guide.

Would be an ideal signing for

  • Top 6 Premier League Club (As a backup)

5. Marcos Leonardo

Marcos Leonardo in Football Manager 23

Next on the list of the best FM23 strikers you must sign is Brazilian wonderkid striker Marcos Leonardo. He’s far too good to be playing in Brazil, and like Ramos, has the potential to be one of the best strikers in FM23.

He has 15 finishing at just 19 years old, and has good acceleration so he can get in behind the opposition’s defence.

Leonardo will cost you £11.5 million if you want to sign him in your first FM23 season, which is ridiculous value for money considering his potential ability. If you don’t need Leonardo in your first season, you could sign him and loan him back to his current club for a season.

Would be an ideal signing for

  • Premier League Club (As a backup in first season)
  • Top half teams in Europe’s top 5 leagues (if you can afford him!)

Marcos Leonardo in 2032

Marcos Leonardo in 2032

This is why you must consider signing Leonardo! He clearly has the potential ability to become one of the best FM23 strikers. His physical and mental attributes have drastically improved, with him now having 18 composure, 17 agility, and 19 natural fitness.

Marcos Leonardo has all the attributes to become a world class goal scorer.

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4. Mehdi Taremi

Mehdi Taremi in FM23

If you’re looking for a more experienced striker, you must take a look at Mehdi Taremi. He’s been scoring goals for fun in Portugal, with 58 goals in 99 games for FC Porto. Taremi’s mental attributes are what make him one of the best strikers FM23 has to offer, which includes 16 teamwork, decision making, and 17 vision.

You may be put off by the fact he’s 29 years old, but he has 16 natural fitness. This means he will keep the quality of most of his attributes into his mid 30s.

If you want to sign one of the best strikers in FM23, he will cost you about £28 million. Taremi is also wanted by European giants Liverpool, which shows the quality he has.

Would be an ideal signing for

  • Top 6 Premier League Club
  • Champions League Clubs in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

3. Gabriel Barbosa

Gabriel Barbosa in FM23

In 3rd place on the list of the best strikers FM23 has to offer is Brazilian Gabriel Barbosa. His first move to Europe wasn’t a success at Inter Milan, but he’s definitely matured and is ready to try  European football again.

The pacey striker has great technique, finishing, and penalty taking.

The left footed striker is one of the best strikers in FM23 that’s available to sign in the first season, but to take him off Flamengo you will need to pay his £28.5 million release clause. This is amazing value for money for a striker coming into his prime. However, Barbosa is in massive demand from some of the richest clubs in FM23, including Newcastle and PSG.

Would be an ideal signing for

  • Top 6 Premier League Clubs
  • Title challenging clubs in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

2. Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez in Football Manager 2023

Just missing out on top spot on the list of the best strikers in FM23 to sign is Lautaro Martinez. He’s got a great record for Argentina, with 20 goals in 38 appearances, and has scored plenty of goals for Inter Milan.

Similar to Taremi, Martinez’s mental attributes standout. His best are determination, aggression, bravery, and work rate. Martinez has the attributes to play almost any striker role, but would be used best as a pressing forward.

Martinez can be signed in the first FM23 season, but will cost you just over £100 million! This is a transfer that you’ll likely have to pay in installments.

Would be an ideal signing for

  • Top 6 Premier League Clubs
  • Title challenging clubs in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

1. Victor Osimhen – Best Striker FM23 has to offer!

Victor Osimhen in FM23

The best FM23 striker you can sign in the first season has to be Victor Osimhen! He has an incredible 19 pace and 17 acceleration, making him one of the fastest strikers in Football Manager 2023, but he also has other quality attributes to go with it. 19 off the ball movement, combined with 16 finishing and heading, make Osimhen a brilliant all round striker.

At just 23 years of age, Osimhen isn’t even in his prime yet, and has more than a goal every 2 games for Nigeria.

As you can imagine, Victor Osimhen is really expensive. Napoli do not want to sell him, so you will need to pay his £86 million release clause if you want to sign the best striker in FM23.

Final Thoughts

These strikers are definitely the best strikers FM23 has to offer that you can sign in the first season. There are of course players such as Mbappe and Haaland, but they won’t leave their clubs in the first season. If you don’t have much money and need a starting striker, Beto is a player we would strongly recommend you try out.

If you have more money to spend, try and get Barbosa before PSG steal another player from you!

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