Football Manager 2022: Every Premier League transfer budget

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The Football Manager 2022 beta is officially out on PC and Mac, meaning players can dig into the game and get their saves started!

The saves carry over to the official release, and you only need to have pre-ordered the game to get access. If you buy the game now, the beta will unlock ahead of the 9th November release of the full game.

One of the biggest pulls of the new game is finding out what the budgets of the top clubs are.

So here’s a look at all 20 transfer budgets in the Premier League!

Arsenal - £10m - Wage Budget - £100,000 p/w

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This isn’t a huge budget for Arsenal but they’ve got plenty of young players who can make a real impression on the side.

There’s also the potential of cashing in on a player like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if you’re looking to raise funds.

Aston Villa - £20m - Wage budget - £70,000 p/w

Villa sold Jack Grealish to Manchester City in the summer and have spent big to replace him.

But there’s enough cash there to get another couple of players in to strengthen the squad even further.

Brentford - £12m - Wage budget - £50,000 p/w

Newly-promoted Brentford have some thoroughly decent players on their books, not least Ivan Toney, who you’ll be banking on to hit the back of the net.

There’s enough in the kitty to bring in a new first-team star if you want to across the first transfer window.

Brighton - £15m - Wage budget - £50,000 p/w

Brighton have some impressive players at the club and a £15m kitty is bulky enough to improve the squad that Graham Potter has built.

You’ll have to wheel and deal a bit, but it’s a decent budget.

Burnley - £10m - Wage budget - £50,000 p/w

Not a huge amount of money to work with here.

Sean Dyche worked miracles on a shoestring and you’ll have to do similar at Turf Moor.

Chelsea - £40m - Wage budget - £194,000 p/w


This is a proper budget for a club at the highest level of the Premier League.

You’ve got the money here to get a proper first-team star in, and the wage budget to pay him well too!

Crystal Palace - £1.8m - Wage budget - £20,000 p/w

Palace don’t have any money, really.

You might have to sell Wilfried Zaha if you want to invest in the squad.

Everton - £2m - Wage budget - £100,000 p/w

The wage budget is there but a £2m transfer budget is a pittance in the Premier League.

You might need some loans and free agents through the door at Goodison Park.

Leeds United - £10m - Wage budget - £50,000 p/w

Marcelo Bielsa’s squad is impressive in a lot of ways but there isn’t a major amount to spend to bring new players in.

A striker may be required, especially with Patrick Bamford as the only senior striker at the club.

Leicester City - £10m - Wage budget - £50,000 p/w

Leicester’s squad is good enough to only need tinkering with but there’s the allure of potentially moving first-team players on to strengthen the squad.

James Maddison was heavily linked with an exit in the summer and you could well cash in on him to raise funds.

Liverpool - £20m - Wage budget - £100,000 p/w

Liverpool’s budget doesn’t stack up with the top clubs in the game but where do you need to improve?

You don’t need a huge amount of investment to be at the top of the table.

Manchester City - £100m - Wage budget - £300,000 p/w

A huge budget for a huge club.

Unless you’re a fan, starting with City might be cheating, really, but it’s great fun.

Manchester United - £30m - Wage budget - £200,000 p/w


There’s a few questions over United, especially Paul Pogba’s future, and you need a defensive midfielder.

Luckily, you’ve got the money to do it.

Newcastle United - £200m - Wage budget - £600,000 p/w

The takeover has been reflected in the game, and this is the biggest budget on FM22.

Newcastle probably do need to improve in every position, though, so you’ll need to splash the cash.

Norwich City - £10m - Wage budget - £50,000 p/w

£10m to improve a team that might, historically, be one of the worst in the Premier League.

It’s not enough, really, is it?

Southampton - £5m - Wage budget - £30,000 p/w

Oof. £5m for Southampton is barely anything at all.

Loans and free transfers will be the order of the day again.

Tottenham Hotspur - £15m - Wage budget - £100,000 p/w


It’s £15m to start with for Spurs.

But you could always sell Harry Kane...

Watford - £2m - Wage budget - £30,000 p/w

Another newly-promoted team with barely anything to spend.

This is a proper wheeler-dealer challenge.

West Ham - £8m - Wage budget - £50,000 p/w

West Ham have a superb squad at this point, so they don’t need to spend big.

But a new striker is required, and £8m doesn’t stretch a long way.

Wolves - £20m - Wage budget - £50,000 p/w

This is a nifty little budget for Wolves and they have a good squad to start with too.

You could be pushing for European football soon enough!

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