Football Manager 2022 release clauses: The best players to target

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald 31 Dec 2021 10:54 CET 3 min read
Renato Tapia, Celta

Football Manager was released on November 9, with users given the opportunity to make a name for themselves as world football's next coaching superstar.

Glory awaits users who master their tactics, man management, and of course recruitment.


Transfer negotiations can be tough sometimes, but on occasion, talks can finish immediately if a release clause is triggered.

What is a transfer release clause?

A release clause is a set price for a player built into their contract. If a team offers that specific amount for a player, then the parent club cannot block any transfer.

Here, we look at some of the best players available for a release clause under £40m in FM 22.

Football Manager 2022 defenders release clauses


PlayerClubRelease Clause
Djene DakonamGetafe£30m
Jesus CoronaPorto£25.5m
Pablo DiazRiver£17.5m
Lucas RomeroRiver£17.5m
Fabricio BustosIndependiente£14.5m
Lucas MerollaHuracan£14.5m
Francisco OrtegaVelez£8.5m
Josua MejiasBeitas£2.9m
Lautaro GiannettiVelez£7.25m
Jaroslaw JachCrystal Palace£550k

Jesus Corona is down in our defender section but the Porto man would be an excellent acquisition mainly due to his versatility.

Football Manager 2022 midfielders release clauses


PlayerClubRelease Clause
Renato TapiaCelta£26m
Santiago CaseresVelez£25.5m
Joe AllenStoke£25m
Ozan TufanWatford£21.5m
Thiago AlmadaVelez£21.5m
Jorge CarrascalRiver£16m
Nicolas de la CruzRiver£15.75m
Andres GuardadoBetis£12.75m
Hidemasa MoritaSanta Clara£8.5m
Flip UgrinicLuzern£2.5m
Beram KayalBnei Sakhnin£110k

Renato Tapia has been linked with the likes of Arsenal in real life and that is reflected in his attributes in FM. For just £26m, that could prove to be a steal if he continues to develop.

Ozan Tufan is an interesting option, too, but you won't be able to sign him right away as he is spending the 2021/22 season on loan at Watford.

Thiago Almada has been a favourite wonderkid of FM fans for a couple of years now and for just £21.5m you can sign him from Velez in Argentina.

Football Manager 2022 forwards release clauses


PlayerClubRelease Clause
Sebastian VillaBoca£29m
Julian AlvarezRiver£21.5m
Andreas CorneliusTrabzonspor£17m
Alejandro GomezSevilla£17m
Facundo TorresPenarol£21m
Agustin AlvarezPenarol£14.5m
Carlos RodriguezMonterrey£10m
Sofianne FeghouliGalatasaray£8.5m
Luca OrellanoVelez£6.75m
Radamel FalcaoRayo£5.75m

Alejandro Gomez will have only been at Sevilla for six months at the start of FM 22 so there is a possibility he will leave if the wages are right.

Even into his mid 30s, Papu would represent a superb potential purchase for a couple of seasons.

As for the bottom end of the table, who doesn't want to sign Radamel Falcao for one last career swan song? He has certainly been tearing it up at Rayo Vallecano in real life at the start of the 2021-22 season.

To look at release clauses from Football Manager 2021, click here.