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10 of the best Football Manager 2017 release clauses you can't miss

Football Manager 2017

These top talents can be snapped up without having to negotiate a fee, saving you plenty of aggro

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Signing brilliant players is what Football Manager’s all about (well, that and not having a social life). So if you’re starting a new game following the recent release of the 17.3.0 winter update, then pay attention.

As you contemplate who to splash club owners' hard-earned dosh on, you’ll undoubtedly be looking to find some bargains. So we’re here to help: below is a list of the best players with juicy release clauses – and all have been checked against the latest iteration of the FM 2017 database.

1. Youri Tielemans

  • Release clause: £17.3m
  • Would suit: Any elite club

The Belgian wonderkid (see other must-buy youngsters in our round-up of the best wonderkids by budget to buy here) should top the list for any aspiring manager with a reasonable budget behind him/her. With the right nurturing, the midfielder is sure to develop into one of the world’s finest players.

2. Benedikt Howedes

  • Release clause: £15.6m
  • Would suit: Champions League chaser

The Germany international is at his peak aged 29 and, being the captain of Schalke, supplies valuable leadership abilities. A good bet to help shore up any top-half Premier League team, the versatile defender is also worth considering by Champions League clubs looking to add depth to their squads.

3. Ignachio Camacho

  • Release clause: £15.6m
  • Would suit: Mid-level Prem team

The former Spain U21 midfielder doesn’t come cheap, but he's certainly a more viable option than spending Galactico-like money on an equivalent. Best deployed in the centre of midfield, the former Atletico Madrid prospect is worth considering by those coaches looking for a defensive shield.

4. Kuki

  • Release clause: £5.25m
  • Would suit: Lower to mid-Prem team

The talented teenage striker plies his trade at Malaga but can be acquired with a bid of £5.2m. He’ll need some first-team football and careful monitoring, but the young Spaniard could save you future millions if you're able to develop him into a top-class forward. See more here.