Football Manager 2018's top 10 richest clubs

Football Manager 2018 is finally here and players around the club are taking the hot seat as they begin their managerial careers. One of the funnest part of the FM games is always the transfer window.

Football Manager 2018 is finally here and players around the club are taking the hot seat as they begin their managerial careers.

One of the funnest part of the FM games is the transfer window and when you're starting the game, you may not want to throw yourself in the deep end at a club that is struggling financially.

We've got you covered as we rank the 10 richest clubs in Football Manager 2018 by their maximum transfer budget. 

We rank the 10 richest clubs in Football Manager 2018, most of whom come from the Prem

We rank the 10 richest clubs in Football Manager 2018, most of whom come from the Prem

Manchester City

Manchester City have no financial limitations thanks to their owner Sheikh Mansour (middle)

Manchester City have no financial limitations thanks to their owner Sheikh Mansour (middle)

  • Maximum transfer budget: £108m
  • Maximum wage budget: £3.97m 

 Manchester City are still the richest club in Football Manager despite their huge shopping spree this Summer that came out to a reported £138.1m net spend.

If you feel it's necessary to still add to their incredibly stacked squad, you have potentially £108m to play around with in the transfer market which should be able to get you most of the world's top players.

Liverpool

Liverpool have a lot of funding behind them which is how they could afford Salah (centre)

Liverpool have a lot of funding behind them which is how they could afford Salah (centre)

  • Maximum transfer budget: £97.16m
  • Maximum wage budget: £3.18m 

Liverpool undoubtedly have massive funding but it isn't very often you see them this high up on transfer budget lists.

Liverpool have a very good squad including Summer signing Mohammed Salah and in your second season you'll have Naby Keita.

Still, Liverpool are in desperate need of a new centre back and possibly goalkeeper too - their budget should be more than capable of covering that.

Tottenham Hotspurs  

Spurs owner Daniel Levy hasn't only invested on the pitch but also in the club's new stadium

Spurs owner Daniel Levy hasn't only invested on the pitch but also in the club's new stadium

  • Maximum transfer budget: £94.96m
  • Maximum wage budget: £2.27m

 Just making the top three ahead of bitter rivals Arsenal, Tottenham have a lot of spending power with a maximum budget of £94.96m.

And not only do they have a huge financial backing behind them, they have a squad bursting with exciting young talent. Players like Dele Alli and Harry Winks are bound to transform into sensational players.

 Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has usually been left frustrated in transfer windows despite the club's finances

Arsene Wenger has usually been left frustrated in transfer windows despite the club's finances

  • Maximum transfer budget: £92.8m
  • Maximum wage budget: £3.03m 

It wouldn't be a football list if it didn't have Arsenal in fourth. The Gunners don't have Champions League money this year but apparently, don't need it as they have a whopping £92.8m in the bank.

Arsene Wenger has long been criticised for not buying enough players during transfer windows but when you take over the reigns that could soon change. Their budget should be plenty in order to lead the club back amongst Europe's elite.

Barcelona

Barcelona have a huge budget but don't always need to spend extravagantly thanks to Messi

Barcelona have a huge budget but don't always need to spend extravagantly thanks to Messi

  • Maximum transfer budget: £92.58m
  • Maximum wage budget: £5.54m 

The first non-Premier League team on this list, the Catalans also have a monumental amount of money behind them.

Not only do they have a huge maximum budget of just over £92m but they also have potentially the biggest wage budget in the game of £5.54m, meaning you can meet even the most extreme of player demands.

Chelsea

Chelsea have enjoyed a lot of success and trophies thanks to Roman Abramovich's vast riches

Chelsea have enjoyed a lot of success and trophies thanks to Roman Abramovich's vast riches

  • Maximum transfer budget: £86.1m
  • Maximum wage budget: £3.52m 

Another Premier League team, Chelsea have long been benefitting from Roman Abramovich's vast riches.

The reigning Premier League champions have over £86m to spend and a solid wage budget to back up your extravagant signings. You may not even need to make too many transfers as Chelsea have a wealth of young talent at the club and out on loan.

Real Madrid   

It's no wonder Real Madrid are still successful with their expensive wingers Bale and Ronaldo

It's no wonder Real Madrid are still successful with their expensive wingers Bale and Ronaldo

  • Maximum transfer budget: £56.86m
  • Maximum wage budget: £4.54m 

Real Madrid are one of the biggest and most dominant clubs in the history of football. They usually top financial lists but on FM18, they're only seventh.

Still, their budget of nearly £57m is nothing to be sniffed at considering their incredible squad plus they have one of the biggest wage budgets in the game with over £4.5m

Manchester United  

United have splashed the cash since Alex Ferguson's departure on players such as Lukaku

United have splashed the cash since Alex Ferguson's departure on players such as Lukaku

  • Maximum transfer budget: £51.47m
  • Maximum wage budget: £3.89m 

Another club who don't usually fond themselves this low down on financial lists, but that's probably fair enough after the Summer they had.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, United have tried to fill the whole with a few huge signings. Last season they bought Paul Pogba for £89m and this Summer they bought Romelu Lukaku for an initial fee of £75m.

Paris Saint-Germain  

PSG went on an insane spending spree including Neymar's record-breaking £199m move

PSG went on an insane spending spree including Neymar's record-breaking £199m move

  • Maximum transfer budget: £48.7m
  • Maximum wage budget: £3.82m 

Once again, you would expect to see PSG higher up on this list but their ridiculous Summer spending spree means they don't have too much left, although just under £50m is still plenty.

They smashed records when they signed Neymar form Barcelona this Summer for a fee just shy of £200m and they will spend a similar amount next Summer when they make Kylian Mbappe's loan move permanent for another £166m.

Bayern Munich 

Munich continuously dominate the Bundesliga and can afford top talents such as Rodriguez

Munich continuously dominate the Bundesliga and can afford top talents such as Rodriguez

  • Maximum transfer budget: £48.15m
  • Maximum wage budget: £3.97m 

Bayern have long dominated the Bundesliga and just make this list with a budget of £48.15m.

They have plenty to play with and one of the most star studded squads in the world. While in FM18 they're far ahead of AS Monaco and AC Milan, who both are known to have a lot of financial backing, they are only just ahead of Southampton who after their new investment have £47.6m.