FM23 is now out in the wild, making this the right time to round up the best registas you can get early on in the game.
They will not come cheap, however, with some good timing and some luck, you might manage to snag one or two of them towards the end of their current contracts when payers in the game are normally considerably cheaper.
Without further ado, here are the best registas you can sign in FM23 at the start of the save;
- Lorenzo Pellegrini
- Nicolas Seiwald
- Sander Berge
- Sandro Tonali
- Carlos Soler
- Frenkie de Jong
- Ruben Neves
- Bernardo Silva
I have deliberately avoided naming players who are close to the age of 30. This is to ensure you get maximum service out of these players I’ve settled upon, or a nice transfer fee should one of the bigger clubs come after them.
1. Lorenzo Pellegrini
Pellegrini is an exceptional Serie A talent, plying his trade for As Roma.
Capable of playing in defensive midfield, central midfield and attacking midfield positions, Pellegrini offers a lot of versatility should you wish to change your system in the middle of the season.
His best role however is either as a roaming playmaker in the middle of the park or as a regista in the defensive midfield position, largely because he has exceptional vision and the technique to pull off the defence-splitting passes.
He will also not cost as much as some of the names on this list, but be prepared to pay some huge wages to bag his signature.
2. Nicolas Seiwald
At only 21 years old, Seiwald is a talent for the future, as you can mould him to play different roles in your team.
Right off the bat, he can play in the right midfield position, central midfield and defensive midfield.
His attributes, however, make him a good candidate for a regista role, deep lying playmaker or advanced playmaker to make runs into the opposition’s final third
As he currently plays for RB Salzburg, he will also not cost as much as the other names on this list.
3. Sander Berge
Sander Berge is a 24-year-old Norwegian defensive midfielder currently playing for Sheffield United.
He has an excellent passing range and good technique, making him a candidate for a regista role or as a deep lying playmaker. Furthermore, he is quite tall at 1.95 m which might come in handy in defending set piece situations.
With his contract expiring in 2024, and the potential that he has, Sander Berge can be a solid option in the regista position for a club chasing qualification for the UEFA competitions
4. Sandro Tonali
Sandro Tonali is not a new name among football manager veterans.
He has long been touted as one of the bigger talents to come out of Italy in the recent past.
At only 22, should you convince him to leave AC Milan, Tonali is as close as you are going to get to a perfect regista.
Having only joined Milan at the start of last season, he still has a long contract and will take a sizeable transfer fee to convince the Italian club to let go of his services.
Comfortable as a regista in the defensive midfield, you can also deploy the young Italian as a deep lying playmaker in the same position to take advantage of his passing range and vision for the game.
5. Carlos Soler
Having joined PSG from Valencia in the summer, Carlos Soler is still finding his feet in the French capital
The 25-year-old Spanish midfielder can play different roles in the middle of the park as well as out wide as a right midfielder.
His passing skills, technique and vision, however, can also be utilized in the defensive midfield position as either a regista or a deep lying playmaker as long as he has a more defensive midfielder next to him like a ball winning midfielder to cover for his defensive frailties.
As he still has a long contract, your best bet of securing his signature is if he becomes unhappy due to less than ideal game time.
6. Frenkie de Jong
A transfer to Manchester United did not materialize in the summer, with Frenkie being unwilling to leave Barcelona until his wage issues had been sorted out.
He might not be getting the game time that he deserves at the Catalan club, but Frenkie still remains a world-class player and would walk into the starting eleven of most clubs in the world.
Equally capable as a regista, a deep lying playmaker and even a libero in central defence, Frenkie is an exceptional talent.
You should be able to sign Frenkie for a relatively small fee compared to his talents. His wage demands, however, are going to be absolutely huge.
Rodri is a key cog in Pep Guardiola’s Man City team.
However, with Kalvin Philips arriving in the summer, Rodri might find game time a little hard to come by, creating the perfect scenario for you to swoop in and sign him for your team.
At 26, he is very much in his prime years and will command a big transfer fee and wages to match.
The Spanish midfielder can operate as a regista in the defensive midfield, a half back or even as an anchorman in the same position.
Should you manage to sign him, Rodri can comfortably operate at his high level for the next 7 years, well into his thirties.
Fresh from winning the Kopa Trophy, Gavi is already a key figure in Barcelona’s central midfield.
He can play a number of roles in this position, a testament to his quality and versatility. More suited to play as an advanced playmaker or a mezzala, Gavi can still comfortably play further back as a regista.
He has a high market value in FM23, but if you want the best, especially at such a young age, you must be prepared to pay up the big bucks.
9. Ruben Neves
Neves is a highly talented and experienced defensive midfielder playing at a very high level in the Premier League.
The downside to this is that he will naturally have a lot of suitors, driving his transfer fee as well as wages upwards.
To further complement his passing skills and vision from deep in midfield, Neves is an incredible set piece taker, which might be worth as many as five goals over a season.
Should you secure his signature, Neves can also play as a deep lying playmaker and a segundo volante
10. Bernardo Silva
Brought in as a winger from AS Monaco, Bernardo has shown his versatility by dropping world-class performances in central midfield, filling in the space vacated by David Silva when his time at the Etihad came to an end.
Silva is extremely versatile and can be used in virtually every position in the attacking third, from an inverted winger in the right wing to a trequartista in the attacking midfield.
Furthermore, his skill set particularly the tight dribbling, passing and technique can also be used in the defensive midfield position as a regista where he has been deployed by Pep Guardiola a few times over the past few seasons
He will demand a lot in terms of wages, but you are guaranteed quality from the little magician.