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FM 17: La Liga Transfer & Wage Budgets Revealed

RealSport reveal the transfer, wage budgets and spend of all the clubs in the Spanish La Liga!


Right about now you’re probably choosing which team to manage on Football Manager 2017, so we’ve got you covered and compiled all the information on transfer and wage budgets so you can make an informed decision. We’ve already revealed these budgets for the Premier League, but it’s time to travel abroad into Spain’s La Liga.

The Spanish top flight generates nowhere near as much money from TV deals and the like as the Premier League, no league in the world, in fact, generates as much, so prize money is significantly smaller for where you finish in the league. As such, transfer and wage budgets are much smaller than those of English clubs. It’s worth mentioning, though, that these first season budgets already take into account money spent through the transfer window.

Therefore, you could choose to manage Barcelona or Real Madrid, the clubs with two of the highest budgets in the league (£10.3m and £17.2m respectively), though their squads are practically complete, littered with the best talents in football and where’s the fun in that? Valencia could be an interesting challenge. They’ve been in freefall since the Gary and Phil Neville managerial fiasco and have a transfer budget of £12.9m. However, they only have a spare £40k in wages so you’ll have to split your resources a little better to sign that world class player.

For the hardcore players, taking over Alaves, Deportivo La Coruna, Leganes, Osasuna or Sporting Gijon could be the ultimate challenge, as all teams have absolutely no money to spend on transfers and very little room in their wage budgets. If you decide to take over Real Sociedad, note that their current wage spending is higher than their budget, which will need resolving immediately.

TeamTransfer BudgetWage Budget p/wWage Current Spend p/wFinancial StatusEuropean Competition (first season)
Athletic Bilbao£8.6m£1m£950kRichEuropa League
Atlético Madrid£4.3m£2.2m£2.1mRichChampions League
Barcelona£10.8m£4.8m£4.7mRichChampions League
Celta Vigo£3.4m£712k£675kRichEuropa League
Deportivo Alaves£0£309k£275kSecure
Deportivo La Coruna£0£536k£525kRich
Eibar£430k£397k£375kSecure
Espanyol£861k£660k£600kSecure
Granada£861k£455k£425kSecure
Las Palmas£430k£276k£250kSecure
Leganes£0£203k£190kSecure
Malaga£861k£482k£450kRich
Osasuna£0£235k£225kRich
Real Betis£2.5m£486k£450kSecure
Real Madrid£17.2m£4.4m£4.2mRichChampions League
Real Sociedad£861k£631k£675kSecure
Sevilla£3.4m£1.4m£1.2mRichChampions League
Sporting Gijon£0£233k£230kSecure
Valencia£12.9m£1.34m£1.3mRich
Villarreal£3m£966k£925kRichChampions League

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Oli Stein

Football Editor

Oli graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in History and has been RealSport's football editor since September 2016.

He's a Tottenham Hotspur fan first and objective football writer second!

Oli is also a defensive end for American football club the London Blitz, starting his career on the offensive line with his Bristol university team.

FM 17: La Liga Transfer & Wage Budgets Revealed

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