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Transfer Guide: 🇪🇸 Spanish RELEASE CLAUSES ?!


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Transfer Guide:
Spanish Release Clauses

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Do you want to buy a player,
but on a limited budget?

Here is a quick guide to finding affordable players - by taking advantage of Spanish clubs’ release clauses!  

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Three Examples:

  • £5m valued 20 year old GK? Get him got almost half-price at only £2.9m!
  • £5m valued high-potential 21 year old D/WBR - also used by @Scratch? Only £1.6m!
  • Barcelona’s Aubameyang? Only £4.8m
     
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20 year old GK
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21 year old DR / WBR - used on @Scratch 3k challenge at Celtic
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Plus 32 year old Aubameyang! 
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What’s a Release Clause?

There are many players who have “release clauses” in their contract - so if you are willing to pay that amount, then the other club must accept your transfer bid. Bizarrely, this is how PSG bought Neymar.   
 

Why Spanish clubs? 🇪🇸 
Typically you want look for players owned by Spanish clubs, as almost all of their players have a release clause. Usually you are looking for the under-priced bargains!

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Example GKs
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These 10 keepers at Spanish clubs all have release clauses between £2m to ~£20m - and that’s even without loading the Spanish league (loaded England only)

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3 are young, the rest are in their peak years. 6 are EU nationals, 1 has UK (English) nationality, the rest likely require work permits in Europe. 

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My favorite is the last one on the list 🙂 

Note - the manually added £m values show either their release clause, or their ‘enquiry’ price (whichever is lower). You could negotiate transfer fees lower, so this would be the MAX price you’d pay. 
 

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Experienced STs
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These 7 strikers are all aged 30+ with release clauses of £1m to £20m (with surprisingly affordable wages).

Could be useful squad STs + mentors?

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Note - the manually added £m values show either their release clause, or their ‘enquiry’ price (whichever is lower). You could negotiate transfer fees lower, so this would be the MAX price you’d pay.  

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Here you can see their (reasonable!) wages at their current club! 
 

  
Why Now?!
I have just started my first FMM save in a few years which allows buying players (in recent years I’ve playing with a ‘no signings’ rule) - so this is a very useful (realistic!) tip which I’ve just started to use again. 

 
Should I load the 🇪🇸 Spanish league in my save?

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It’s your choice. 

If you load the Spanish league in your FMM save, then you’ll get more players (owned by Spanish clubs) to select from - and you can filter them on the player search screen by dejecting ‘based on’ Spain.

If you don’t load the Spanish league, you’ll get fewer players (owned by Spanish clubs), though the main wonderkids / better players will still be available - but as (I think) there’s no option to filter only these players, you’ll have to manually look through the player search screen, only looking at players at Soabish clubs.

In my current save, I didn’t load it, and still have found some bargains. So it’s your choice.


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Summary
You can buy players at affordable prices  by looking through the Spanish clubs’ release clauses. It’s an excellent option - especially for FMM beginners / new players …

What do YOU think? Vote in the poll below + share your thoughts/bargains!
 

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Do you use Spanish RELEASE CLAUSES ?!  

25 members have voted

  1. 1. In your FMM save(s) - do you use Spanish RELEASE CLAUSES ?!

    • Yes - I rely on them often!
      7
    • Yes - I have used them a few times
      9
    • No - I’ve not used them, but now I want to use them!
      7
    • No - I’ve not used them, and I still don’t want to use them
      0
    • Other
      2


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Here’s a past Vibe comment from @Scratch which may be useful for people - means he doesn’t have to type it out again!

… just look at that DR / WBR after 4-5 seasons, who you can buy for his <£2m release clause …

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Spain is worth a shout because you can get some wonderkids dirt cheap with the release clauses there, but work permits (Dan’s edit: for the non-EU nationals playing in Spain) can be a problem and the best youngsters will be in the game even if you don't load Spain, so I don't normally bother. For eg, no need to load Spain to get this guy for a couple of million:

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In fact, that's a good reason not to load more leagues that you absolutely need. If you have Spain loaded then there will be a lot of Spanish youngsters, some great, some not so great. If you don't load Spain, then the chances are that any Spanish youngsters in the game are fairly good (the bad ones don't make it in). 

🙂 

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I just wish someone could just make a list of these bargains🙂

I love the Spanish league for that release clauses thing 😁

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6 hours ago, Oseni said:

I just wish someone could just make a list of these bargains🙂

If I (or someone else) gets time, that would be an interesting mini-project for someone when FMM23 comes out! 🙂

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@DanEnglish great guide! The examples really illustrate good value buys.

To add on, every player signed to Spain will have a release clause. 

23 hours ago, Oseni said:

I just wish someone could just make a list of these bargains🙂

There is no list that anyone could provide for you to make FULL use of release clauses for players at Spanish clubs.

Yes a compiled list could give you names with release clauses valid for 1, 2 or if lucky 3 years before they move or sign a new contract.

The power behind release clauses in Spain is every new signing and every new regen will have them. Look  through the youth intakes every year and check for players moving to Spain, you'll be bound to find these value picks yourself.

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1 hour ago, Meow said:

There is no list that anyone could provide for you to make FULL use of release clauses for players at Spanish clubs.

Yes a compiled list could give you names with release clauses valid for 1, 2 or if lucky 3 years before they move or sign a new contract.

You are 100% correct. Any list would only useful for the very start of the save (day 1, season 1) … as you said, after that players start to sign new contracts.

However it is good for signing up players initially, both for “immediate” starts + for “end-of-season” transfers. The “end of season” trick is nice, because I have much more time to raise those extra funds, by selling players through that first season.

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Shoutout to Joan Garcia (Espanyol), Javi Galan, Renato Tapia, Brais Mendez (all 3 from Celta), Unai Vencedor (Bilbao), Santiago Arias and Nehuen Perez (both from Atletico). The Celta guys and Arias have 140+ CA with 20-m buyout clause. Garcia, I think is much better than Agirrezabala (17 big match performance vs 4, plus higher CA). Perez has great personality and decent PA. I personally dislike Vencedor due to his big match performance, but his PA is something.

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6 hours ago, eternalaurora said:

Shoutout to Joan Garcia (Espanyol), Javi Galan, Renato Tapia, Brais Mendez (all 3 from Celta), Unai Vencedor (Bilbao), Santiago Arias and Nehuen Perez (both from Atletico). The Celta guys and Arias have 140+ CA with 20-m buyout clause. Garcia, I think is much better than Agirrezabala (17 big match performance vs 4, plus higher CA). Perez has great personality and decent PA. I personally dislike Vencedor due to his big match performance, but his PA is something.

Nice recommendations! My favorite is Tapia 🙂 [edit - especially if you sign him asap before he signs a new contract!]

  • Garcia + Mendez are not included, if you only load the English league. You’d need to load the Spanish league for example.
  • Tapia - D/DM/MC - [corrected to £11.5m] release clause - Celta Vigo, worth £11m, on 16k/wk, 25 years old, 14-17 for key DMC attributes  signed a new 50k/wk contract with a £22m release fee within 10 days of my save!
  • Galan - D/DM/ML - £12m release clause - Celta Vigo, worth £8m, on 27k/wk, 26 years old, 13-14 for key D/WBL attributes 
  • Arias - D/DM/MR - £4.7m release clause - Atletico, worth £6m, on 22.5k/wk, 29 years old🔻 12-16 for key D/WBR attributes  I prefer £1.6m 21 year old Rosas
  • Perez - DC - £7.75m release clause -  Atletico, worth £8m, on just 10.5k/wk, just 21 years old  12-14 for key DC attributes.
  • Vencedor - DM/MC - £39.5m release clause🔻 (but may be much less if you load the Spanish league, £17-18m?) - A. Bilbao, worth £23.5m, on 22k/wk, just 20 years old  14-15 for key DMC attributes (but weaker aerial/ dribbling/ aggression/ movement).


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Edit - @eternalaurora - how do you know their CA and big match performance attribute? Did you look it up online or in the full fat FM editor?

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1 hour ago, DanEnglish said:

Nice recommendations! My favorite is Tapia 🙂 but unfortunately is priced higher (transfer + wages) than the others 😞 

  • Garcia + Mendez are not included, if you only load the English league. You’d need to load the Spanish league for example.
  • Tapia - D/DM/MC - £22m release clause - Celta Vigo, worth £15m, on 50k/wk, 25 years old, 14-17 for key DMC attributes 
  • Galan - D/DM/ML - £12m release clause - Celta Vigo, worth £8m, on 27k/wk, 26 years old, 13-14 for key D/WBL attributes 
  • Arias - D/DM/MR - £4.7m release clause - Atletico, worth £6m, on 22.5k/wk, 29 years old🔻 12-16 for key D/WBR attributes  I prefer £1.6m 21 year old Rosas
  • Perez - DC - £7.75m release clause -  Atletico, worth £8m, on just 10.5k/wk, just 21 years old  12-14 for key DC attributes.
  • Vencedor - DM/MC - £39.5m release clause🔻 - A. Bilbao, worth £23.5m, on 22k/wk, just 20 years old  14-15 for key DMC attributes (but weaker aerial/ dribbling/ aggression/ movement).


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🙂 

Edit - @eternalaurora - how do you know their CA and big match performance attribute? Did you look it up online or in the full fat FM editor?

Tapia's initial release clause is 12.5m Euros, and Vencedor's is 19.25m.

There's a scouting app from baidu (link here) similar to @Scratch's AM22, but it's for PC.

My favorite is Galan. Excellent hidden attributes + good CA + still has space for improvement.

Jorge Cuenca (Villareal) is another decent young CB. Even though his PA is not fixed, I think his attributes are already good enough as a CB. Suarez (Granada) is also an interest choice for striker.

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34 minutes ago, eternalaurora said:

Tapia's initial release clause is 12.5m Euros, and Vencedor's is 19.25m.

Ah. You are right about Tapia. When I looked up your recommended players, I accidentally loaded a Day 11 (July 26th) save. Day 1 shows a £11.5m release 👍

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However Vencedor still shows a £39.5m release clause on Day 1 (only loading England). Interesting.

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Will edit the post above in a few mins. Thanks!

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14 minutes ago, DanEnglish said:

Ah. You are right about Tapia. When I looked up your recommended players, I accidentally loaded a Day 11 (July 26th) save. Day 1 shows a £11.5m release 👍

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However Vencedor still shows a £39.5m release clause on Day 1 (only loading England). Interesting.

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Will edit the post above in a few mins. Thanks!

Just checked and you're right. I loaded Spain so Vencedor's release clause is only half the amount.

Both Cuenca and Suarez are available in an England-only save.

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53 minutes ago, eternalaurora said:

Jorge Cuenca (Villareal) is another decent young CB. Even though his PA is not fixed, I think his attributes are already good enough as a CB. Suarez (Granada) is also an interest choice for striker.

  • Cuenca - DLC / DMC - £9.25m release clause - Villarreal, worth £9.5m, on ~14k/wk, 21 years old  13-16 for DC attributes.
  • Suarez - AM/F RLC - £13.25m release clause - Granada, worth £11.25m, on ~18k/wk, 23 years old  mostly 12-16 for key ST attributes

Plus a past wonderkid favorite of mine who you probably all know:

  • Arezo - ST - £23m release clause - Granada, worth £14m, on ~9k/wk, 18 years old wonderkid  11-15 for key ST attributes (except lower strength)

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1 minute ago, DanEnglish said:
  • Cuenca - DLC / DMC - £9.25m release clause - Villarreal, worth £9.5m, on ~14k/wk, 21 years old  13-16 for DC attributes.
  • Suarez - AM/F RLC - £13.25m release clause - Granada, worth £11.25m, on ~18k/wk, 23 years old  mostly 12-16 for key ST attributes

Plus a past wonderkid favorite of mine who you probably all know:

  • Arezo - ST - £23m release clause - Granada, worth £14m, on ~9k/wk, 18 years old wonderkid  11-15 for key ST attributes (except lower strength)

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🙂 

I noticed Arezo as well but decided not to mention him since his release clause is rather expensive and his hidden attributes are terrible. 

Since you nominated Bounou and Ryan, I think it would make sense to include Rulli as well. He only costs around an extra 2m.

Based on my observations across multiple saves, Rui Silva is almost guaranteed to get transfer listed, and then you can sign him for 2m.

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