The Best Right-Backs to Sign on Football Manager 2021

Alright, so going out and making a new right-back your primary target when you first begin your save on Football Manager 2021 might sound a bit boring, but don't you dare go all Tony Pulis on us and just shove the first centre-back you see out there!

The modern-day full-back is an integral part of any starting XI. Not only do they need to be defensively astute, but they also need to have the legs to support the attack and provide quality in the final third when they get there - not an easy task.

So, instead of just making do with whatever you've got at your disposal when you first take the reins, have a look at our list of the best right-backs you can sign on the game, with every budget catered for.

Cheap Options

Sergey Petrov is a great option for those with little cash to spare | Xaume Olleros/Getty Images

Sergey Petrov

For just £2m the Russian represents great value for money if you're looking to build a solid defensive unit. The 29-year-old isn't going to get you ten assists a season, but he's physical and reliable.

Tomasz Kedziora
Dynamo Kyiv

The Poland international isn't going to be in the running for the Ballon d'Or anytime soon, but he's dependable, tough, energetic and most importantly for just £3.5m he's very cheap!

Junior Caicara
Istanbul Basaksehir

The Brazilian's boundless energy and ability with the ball at his feet mean he's the perfect option for anyone looking to play expansive football with a threat from the wide areas.

Danilo D'Ambrosio

D'Ambrosio is entering the twilight of his career and so you might only get two or three seasons out of him at the top level, but for £5m there aren't many better options if you're working on a tight budget.

Timothy Chandler
Eintracht Frankfurt

Still with plenty of football ahead of him at the age of 30, Chandler has solid stats and can cover in either full-back position. Plus, if you do decide to go all Tony Pulis on us, he can throw a ball really far... just what everyone looks for in a footballer.

Thierry Correia is a great prospect | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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Thierry Correia

Everyone Football Manager addict loves a project - especially one that's going to cost you barely anything and has the ability to become a world beater. Correia will cost you no more than £2.5m from Valencia, and at 21 the foundations are already laid for him to thrive under your stewardship.

Jeremie Frimpong

The Dutchman will need time to settle and he's far from the finished article, but at 18 he's got plenty of time to improve defensively and has lightning pace to be able to cause the opposition problems if you afford him licence to bomb forward.

Free Agent

Can cover anywhere across the backline, won't cost you any money and his wages aren't expensive either. We're not suggesting the veteran can be a mainstay in your team for the next ten years, but if you're strapped for cash then he's your man.

Nathaniel Clyne
Crystal Palace

Had the game been released a few months earlier, this man would have been available on a free transfer - damn you Crystal Palace. Still, £3m isn't a lot to pay for a player as talented as Clyne who unbelievably isn't even 30 yet.

Roberto Rosales

Pacy, athletic, a good technician and has the fitness levels to keep working on the right-hand side - Rosales is a snip at a little over his £2.6m valuation.

Reasonable Options

Daniel Wass is a solid option for a reasonable amount | Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Daniel Wass

The Danish full-back can cover a number of positions including in midfield, but he's best suited to the right-back role. A consistent performer who won't let you down.

Andre Conti

You'll have to bide your time with the Milan man who's sidelined for at least two months when you first start your save, but he's worth the wait for the player you'll have at your disposal when fit.

Denzel Dumfries
PSV Eindhoven

It's no surprise that a number of clubs are interested in the Netherlands international from the off, especially when you consider he's available for just £10m.

James Tavernier

Looking for a right-back with an absolute wand of a right foot? Then look no further. Tavernier is yours for less than £10m and his wages won't break the bank either.

Rick Karsdorp

Karsdorp is a great addition to any team looking to attack from the wide areas. He's far too good to be playing a bit part role at Roma and you can take advantage by swooping in with a bid of £6.5m.