For some people Football Manager isn't about taking a club from the Ishthmian League to the Premier League starting with nothing more than a ball, some bibs, and jumpers for goalposts.
No, for some its about esembling a team of world stars from the jump, splashing the cash, paying more to agents in one transfer than some clubs would have to spend in an entire year (or ten if we are being honest).
If you are one of these Mourinho-types then you have come to the right place, as we list the spendiest clubs -- those with the biggest/largest transfer budgets -- in Football Manager 2022.
Of course, these clubs are exclusively from Europe's top five leagues (but that is where you wanted to be anyway isn't it you little glory hunter?) and there are a few surprises in here (if you don't read the news).
Teams with the largest transfer budgets in Football Manager 2022
First things first, the Premier League is currently dominating the financial side of the game, with a combined total of £600m+ to spend amongst the teams. To give some context, second place is Italy's Serie A which barely scraps £200m.
For each league we offer the three teams with the largest transfer budget but keep in mind there are other teams in the Premier League that will dwarf some of the team's mentioned here.
Note: These budgets are based on accepting the board's expectations and not negiotating.
- Newcastle - £231m
- Man City - £115m
- Chelsea - £50m
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- Real Madrid - £54m
- Atletico Bilbao - £22.3m
- Villareal - £15.3m
- PSG - £38.5m
- Lyon - £19.1m
- LOSC - £14.5m
- Juventus (Zebre) - £23.2m
- Inter - £18.1m
- Milan - £17.3m
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- Bayern Munich - £35.6m
- RB Leipzig - £21.6m
- Gladbach - £13m
For more news and guides, check out our Football Manager 2022 hub.
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