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Transfer Budgets for top 5 league's in Football Manager 2024

Are you looking for the sides with the biggest spending power? Well, look no further.
Transfer Budgets for top 5 league's in Football Manager 2024

Football Manager is finally available to the masses, and with that, heightened anticipation on which team to take over to begin your FM journey. A significant factor in this for many is what funds a club has to reshape or modify the way the club plays by bringing in new faces to do just that. In this article, we'll look at the transfer budgets available to clubs in 5 of the top divisions in Football Manager 2024; we will be focusing on real-world budgets.

English Premier League Transfer Budgets

Team Transfer Budget Wage Budget
Arsenal £5m £3.55m
Aston Villa £3m £2.65m
Bournemouth £5m £1.37m
Brentford £30m £1.11m
Brighton & Hove Albion £80m £1.46m
Burnley £0m £1.01m
Chelsea £6m £4.13m
Crystal Palace £7m £1.74m
Everton £1m £1.97m
Fulham £20m £1.55m
Liverpool £64m £3.8m
Luton Town £2m £930k
Manchester City £35m £3.45m
Manchester United £6m £4.86m
Newcastle United £5m £2.62m
Nottingham Forest £0 £1.71m
Sheffield United £0 £644k
Tottenham Hotspur £19.4m £3.26m
West Ham United £24m £2.15m
Wolverhampton Wanderers £2.5m £1.44m

So this season, the highest transfer budget in the Premier League belongs to Brighton, while three clubs, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United, start the first season with nothing to spend.


Spanish La Liga Transfer Budgets

Team Transfer Budget Wage Budget
Alavés £1.7m £163k
Almería £943k £256k
Athletic Club de Bilbao £21.4m £1m
Atlético de Madrid £4.3m £3.1m
CA Osasuna £0m £1.1m
Cádiz CF £0m £348k
Celta Vigo £34.3m £358k
FC Barcelona £2.1m £3.35m
Getafe £857k £411k
Girona £4.3m £447k
Granada £857k £212k
Rayo Vallecano £857k £356k
RCD Mallorca £857k £349k
Real Betis £2.6m £790k
Real Madrid £21.4m £5.33m
Real Sociedad £1.3m £790k
Sevilla £4.3m £1.11m
UD Las Palmas £1.7m £253k
Valencia £1.7m £493k
Villareal £12.9m £851k

Celta Vigo came out on top with a sizeable £34.3m budget, closely followed by Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, while both Osasuna and Cádiz must look to wheel and deal to generate funds.

Celta Vigo

Italian Serie A Transfer Budgets

Team Transfer Budget Wage Budget
Atalanta £17.1m £996k
Bologna £6.9m £607k
AC Monza £8.6m £634k
Cagliari £4.3m £608k
Empoli £5.1m £587k
Fiorentina £7.3m £1.1m
Frosinone £4.3m £387k
Genoa £6.3m £647k
Hellas Verona £5.1m £479k
Inter Milan £12.9m £2.46m
Juventus £12.9m £2.38m
Lazio £12.9m £1.36m
Lecce £4.3m £343k
AC Milan £17.1m £1.75m
SSC Napoli £30m £1.44m
AS Roma £8.6m £2.1m
Salernitana 1919 £4.3m £547k
Sassuolo £12.9m £712k
Torino £6m £801k
Udinese £6.9m £516k

The Serie A club with the largest budget is last year's Scudetto winners, Napoli, with a £30m war chest, with four sides sharing the smallest budget of £4.3m.

SSC Napoli

German Bundesliga Transfer Budgets

Team Transfer Budget Wage Budget
1. FC Heidenheim £0m £301k
1. FC Köln  £429k £528k
1. FSV Mainz 05 £2.6m £640k
Bayer 04 Leverkusen £6.8m £1.61m
Bayern Munich £17.1m £4.48m
Borussia Dortmund £8.6m £2.67m
Borussia Mönchengladbach £2.6m £917k
Darmstadt 98 £429k £287k
Eintracht Frankfurt £4.3m £989k
FC Augsburg £857k £597k
RB Leipzig £17.1m £2.28m
SC Freiburg £1.3m £681k
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim £7.7m £919k
Union Berlin £857k £753k
VFB Stuttgart £4.7m £762k
VFL Bochum £0 £431k
VFL Wolfsburg £6m £1.1m
Werder Bremen £180k £564k

Both Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig share the top budget in the Bundesliga with £17.1m, whilst Bochum is the only side in the league with no transfer kitty.

Bayern Munich

French Ligue 1 Transfer Budgets

Team Transfer Budget Wage Budget
AS Monaco £25.7m £883k
Clermont Foot £429k £190k
FC Lorient £2.1m £307k
FC Metz £2.6m £178k
FC Nantes £857k £437k
Le Harve AC £257k £154k
Lille OSC £3.4m £495k
Olympique Lyonnais £3m £790k
Marseille £857k £1.2m
Montpellier HSC £3.4m £330k
OGC Nice £2.7m £453k
Paris Saint-Germain £25.7m £4.3m
RC Lens £1.7m £448k
Reims £2.6m £266k
Stade Brestois 29 £4.7m £246k
Stade Rennais £12.9m £517k
Strasbourg £1.3m £517k
Toulouse FC £429k £198k

It's no real surprise that Parisian powerhouse PSG sits at the top of the budget table alongside Monaco with a whopping £25.7m to spend. Le Harve, in comparison, has a transfer budget the size of a PSG player's wage at £257k.


Which top divisions will you be heading to in your first save? Will you join an already established giant of the game with a colossal budget, or will you start with a smaller side with a lesser budget to challenge yourself? For more Football Manager 2024 content, stick with Ginx.TV.