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Football Manager 2018 Starting Transfer & Wage Budgets

Compiled a list of the starting transfer and wage budgets for 8 popular leagues in FM 2018. Plus current wage spend & media prediction. Updated on November 1st.

By on Oct 27, 2017   Nov 01, 2017   35883 views   8 comments
Club Insights - Football Manager 2018 Starting Transfer & Wage Budgets

This is a list of starting transfer and wage budgets for eight main leagues in Football Manager 2018. Accounted for MIN and MAX budget to allocate on transfers and wages, depending on season expectations you can choose from. Plus current wage spend and media prediction.

Date of first publication: 27 October 2017
Last updated: 1 November 2017 - Added more leagues

Amounts in million UK sterling pounds (£).

Feel free to request a league and I might just add it if there are enough requests. Enjoy :)

England English Premier League

Club Max TB Max WB Min TB Min WB CWS MP
AFC Bournemouth 19.6 1.26 14 1.06 1 15th
Arsenal 92.8 3.03 80 2.83 2.48 4th
Brighton & Hove Albion 23.62 1.14 17 0.97 0.23 19th
Burnley 13.4 0.95 10 0.82 0.77 18th
Chelsea 86.1 3.52 64 3.02 2.67 3rd
Crystal Palace 11.14 1.74 8 1.48 1.46 13th
Everton 33.17 2.51 20 1.91 1.86 7th
Huddersfield Town 11.5 0.86 8 0.71 0.68 20th
Leicester City 35.14 1.87 24 1.53 1.45 10th
Liverpool 97.16 3.18 75 2.78 2.46 5th
Manchester City 108 3.97 8 3.38 3.18 1st
Manchester United 51.47 3.89 42 3.53 3.18 2nd
Newcastle United 12.26 1.22 10.75 1.14 11 16th
Southampton 47.6 2.14 30 1.64 1.54 9th
Stoke City 38.75 1.53 27 1.26 1.17 11th
Swansea City 14 1.43 10 1.19 1.04 17th
Tottenham Hotspur 94.96 2.27 65 1.85 1.7 6th
Watford 11.17 1.39 8 1.18 1.13 14th
West Bromwich Albion 35 1.35 25 1.14 1.07 12th
West Ham United 46 2.05 32 1.72 1.59 8th

Spain Spanish La Liga

Club Max TB Max WB Min TB Min WB CWS MP
Alavés 0.243 0.42 0.187 0.37 0.358 16th
Athletic Bilbao 27.69 1.028 22.28 0.929 0.869 6th
Atlético Madrid 0.175 2.535 0.175 2.535 2.826 3rd
Barcelona 92.58 5.535 71.31 4.837 4.63 2nd
Celta Vigo 7.43 0.627 5.34 0.529 0.531 9th
Deportivo La Coruña 3.56 0.612 2.67 0.533 0.528 12th
Eibar 0.592 0.409 0.445 0.357 0.372 15th
Espanyol 6.31 0.812 4.45 0.681 0.627 10th
Getafe 2.73 0.574 1.99 0.493 0.335 18th
Girona 1.02 0.497 0.792 0.443 0.308 20th
Las Palmas 5.63 0.416 4.01 0.351 0.344 14th
Leganés 0.206 0.42 0.16 0.374 0.356 19th
Levante 2.47 0.307 1.78 0.261 0.266 17th
Málaga 1.34 0.654 0.891 0.528 0.49 11th
Real Betis 3.57 0.577 2.67 0.504 0.478 13th
Real Madrid 56.86 4.54 53.48 4.406 4.338 1st
Real Sociedad 0.784 0.737 0.668 0.693 0.727 8th
Sevilla 5.12 1.678 3.56 1.394 1.343 4th
Valencia 19.69 1.33 13.37 1.093 1.086 5th
Villarreal 21.03 0.827 13.37 0.653 0.634 7th

France French Ligue 1

Club Max TB Max WB Min TB Min WB CWS MP
Amiens SC 1.17 0.289 0.891 0.289 0.29 18th
Angers SCO 2.65 0.304 1.78 0.251 0.251 15th
AS Monaco 38.96 1.508 25.65 1.444 1.424 2nd
AS Saint-Étienne 6.24 0.481 4.01 0.384 0.38 7th
Bordeaux 7.97 0.468 5.34 0.384 0.382 6th
Dijon FCO 1.76 0.254 1.33 0.254 0.255 16th
EA Guingamp 2.39 0.287 1.78 0.25 0.252 12th
FC Metz 2.44 0.312 1.78 0.267 0.27 14th
FC Nantes 3.24 0.427 2.22 0.354 0.354 10th
LOSC Lille 19.26 0.491 13.37 0.411 0.409 9th
Lyon 32.93 0.794 24.96 0.794 0.791 3rd
Marseille 29.62 1.388 22.28 1.202 1.189 4th
Montpellier 2.41 0.359 1.78 0.31 0.308 13th
OGC Nice 8 0.758 5.34 0.623 0.619 5th
PSG 48.7 3.822 44.57 3.659 3.405 1st
Rennes 6.86 0.448 4.45 0.361 0.363 8th
SM Caen 2.38 0.322 1.78 0.279 0.282 17th
Strasbourg 1.77 0.267 1.33 0.267 0.268 19th
Toulouse 4.29 0.399 3.12 0.341 0.338 11th
Troyes 1.17 0.235 0.891 0.206 0.208 20th

Germany German Bundesliga

Club Max TB Max WB Min TB Min WB CWS MP
1. FC Köln 3.61 0.777 2.67 0.671 0.644 10th
1899 Hoffenheim 7.34 0.978 4.45 0.763 0.711 7th
Bayer Leverkusen 18.4 1.398 11.58 1.086 1.017 3rd
Bayern Munich 48.15 3.787 44.57 3.647 3.373 1st
Borussia Dortmund 47.38 2.33 37.44 2.075 1.937 2nd
Borussia Mönchengladbach 6.29 1.086 4.45 0.923 0.872 4th
Eintracht Frankfurt 1.28 0.679 0.891 0.566 0.545 12th
FC Augsburg 3.55 0.55 2.67 0.481 0.454 15th
Hamburger SV 0. 0.901 0. 0.795 0.781 14th
Hannover 96 1.21 0.883 0.873 0.752 0.51 18th
Hertha BSC 4.97 0.727 3.56 0.616 0.582 9th
Mainz 05 4.07 0.532 3.12 0.469 0.434 11th
RB Leipzig 33.82 1.157 17.82 0.811 0.785 8th
SC Freiburg 3.39 0.482 2.67 0.433 0.406 16th
Schalke 04 2.15 1.278 1.33 1.001 0.967 6th
VfB Stuttgart 9.91 0.625 7.13 0.527 0.484 17th
VfL Wolfsburg 19.98 1.643 13.37 1.342 1.273 5th
Werder Bremen 2.28 0.712 1.78 0.634 0.608 13th

Italy Italian Serie A

Club Max TB Max WB Min TB Min WB CWS MP
AC Milan 28.43 3.799 17.82 2.193 2.18 2nd
Atalanta 9.83 0.772 5.79 0.586 0.576 9th
Benevento 1.76 0.328 1.33 0.287 0.283 20th
Bologna 4.29 0.685 3.12 0.586 0.576 14th
Cagliari 2.49 0.811 1.78 0.686 0.413 16th
Chievo 5.42 0.43 4.01 0.374 0.37 13th
Crotone 2.24 0.281 1.6 0.238 0.231 19th
Fiorentina 11.1 0.702 8.02 0.602 0.577 7th
Genoa 5.57 0.758 4.01 0.645 0.637 12th
Internazionale 20.61 1.885 15.15 1.612 1.597 5th
Juventus 21.61 3.061 19.61 2.924 2.894 1st
Lazio 13.54 1.456 8.91 1.187 1.158 6th
Napoli 18.78 1.866 14.26 1.634 1.609 3rd
Roma 16.54 6.71 13.37 6.088 1.591 4th
Sampdoria 8.2 0.869 5.79 0.734 0.715 11th
Sassuolo 7.03 0.68 4.9 0.568 0.56 10th
Spal 1.92 0.435 1.42 0.378 0.376 17th
Torino 11.88 0.989 6.68 0.735 0.708 8th
Udinese 4.45 0.539 3.56 0.488 0.484 15th
Verona 1.85 0.482 1.42 0.426 0.423 18th

Netherlands Dutch Eredivisie

Club Max TB Max WB Min TB Min WB CWS MP
ADO Den Haag 0.642 0.118 0.445 0.99 0.1 11th
Ajax 15.23 0.361 13.37 0.337 0.338 1st
AZ 3.91 0.176 2.67 0.146 0.15 4th
Excelsior 0. 0.51 0. 0.47 0.48 16th
Feyenoord 2.2 0.296 1.78 0.276 0.277 2nd
Groningen 3.26 0.121 2.22 0.101 0.103 8th
Heerenveen 3.7 0.118 2.67 0.101 0.103 7th
Heracles Almelo 0.308 0.53 0.222 0.46 0.47 12th
NAC Breda 0.434 0.49 0.326 0.43 0.44 18th
PEC Zwolle 0.269 0.91 0.178 0.75 0.77 9th
PSV 2.86 0.319 2.67 0.31 0.31 3rd
Roda JC 0.956 0.76 0.668 0.64 0.64 14th
Sparta Rotterdam 0.9 0.64 0.76 0.6 0.62 15th
Twente 0.413 0.123 0.282 0.101 0.102 10th
Utrecht 2.67 0.142 1.78 0.117 0.117 5th
Vitesse 1.96 0.135 1.33 0.112 0.114 6th
VVV-Venlo 0.579 0.47 0.445 0.41 0.42 17th
Willem II 0.84 0.51 0.66 0.46 0.47 13th

Scotland Scottish Premiership

Club Max TB Max WB Min TB Min WB CWS MP
Aberdeen 0.477 0.69 0.4 0.64 0.59 3rd
Celtic 5.85 0.448 5.2 0.427 0.417 1st
Dundee 0.639 0.46 0.5 0.41 0.33 9th
Hamilton Academical 0.62 0.26 0.5 0.24 0.22 12th
Heart of Midlothian 0.334 0.69 0.275 0.63 0.56 4th
Hibernian 1.14 0.54 0.911 0.49 0.47 6th
Kilmarnock 0.108 0.39 0.77 0.33 0.31 10th
Motherwell 0.154 0.37 0.127 0.34 0.32 7th
Partick Thistle 0.68 0.36 0.5 0.31 0.29 8th
Rangers 2.04 0.279 1.8 0.262 0.238 2nd
Ross County 0.206 0.41 0.15 0.35 0.33 11th
St Johnstone 0.13 0.37 0.1 0.32 0.27 5th

England English Championship

Club Max TB Max WB Min TB Min WB CWS MP
Aston Villa 1.5 1.165 1. 0.942 0.911 2nd
Barnsley 2.49 0.126 2. 0.114 0.101 24th
Birmingham City 1.3 0.401 1. 0.354 0.343 12th
Bolton Wanderers 0.13 0.225 0.1 0.198 0.187 21st
Brentford 0.684 0.246 0.5 0.211 0.201 16rth
Bristol City 0.654 0.275 0.5 0.243 0.232 19th
Burton Albion 0.363 0.112 0.3 0.103 0.94 22nd
Cardiff City 1.59 0.406 1.2 0.355 0.344 14th
Derby County 6.64 0.651 5. 0.57 0.549 7th
Fulham 7.19 0.372 5. 0.308 0.302 8th
Hull City 23.79 0.537 17. 0.449 0.428 4th
Ipswich Town 0.337 0.259 0.25 0.225 0.215 17th
Leeds United 6.29 0.356 5. 0.32 0.304 10th
Middlesbrough 6.64 0.792 5. 0.693 0.642 1st
Millwall 0.669 0.142 0.5 0.123 0.116 23rd
Norwich City 4.17 0.67 3. 0.565 0.558 3rd
Nottingham Forest 0.614 0.318 0.5 0.318 0.317 18th
Preston North End 2.69 0.207 2. 0.18 0.159 13th
Queens Park Rangers 0.704 0.423 0.5 0.357 0.37 15th
Reading 7.49 0.536 6. 0.486 0.455 9th
Sheffield United 4.19 0.243 3. 0.205 0.179 20th
Sheffield Wednesday 1.42 0.639 1. 0.535 0.514 11th
Sunderland 16.32 0.849 12. 0.73 0.689 6th
Wolverhampton Wanderers 7.7 0.606 5. 0.482 0.456 5th


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Discussion: Football Manager 2018 Starting Transfer & Wage Budgets

8 comments have been posted so far.

  • Gungner's avatar
    The Russian league would be awesome... I'd like to see if there's still some rich clubs around.
  • Matranti's avatar
    I will get round to doing them, but will probably be another week yet as I have quite a busy week ahead so not much time on FM sadly.
  • BartySo's avatar
    I've got request for another leagues:
    Belgium
    Poland
    Denmark
    Portugal
    Argentina
    Brazil
    Mexico

    Please add them :)
  • TheRabidBadger's avatar
    I think CWS means current wage spend and MP means media prediction
  • interwebme's avatar
    What do 'CWS' and 'MP' mean?
  • shawn_strat's avatar
    MLS please!
  • petrik33's avatar
    Portuegese league please
  • SCP-1906's avatar
    is it possible to put starting transfer budget from League One, League Two and the other Lower division from the other countries(Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Germany)?
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