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Football Manager 2017 is officially released on Friday and Tottenham fans will no doubt be eager to take charge at White Hart Lane.

You might be surprised at how much money there is to spend. The experts at Sports Interactive take a lot of care in making the game as realistic as possible and they estimate that Spurs should have a whopping £67m sitting in the transfer kitty.

That gives us the second biggest budget in the Premier League, only behind Arsenal with £67.1m. For those of you wondering why the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United don’t have bigger budgets, the guys at SI have an explanation.

“We take into account the amount of money a club has spent in the most recent transfer window, which is why a team like United doesn’t quite have the same spending power that they showed this summer.

“We also take a club’s financial information and history into account. So, for example, a team like Arsenal has a large financial reserve to draw from, but the club only spends a fraction of that every year. That is why, despite having the largest budget at the start of the game, it’s not ludicrously high.”

Given Daniel Levy’s spending record, some Tottenham fans might already consider £67m to be ‘ludicrously high’. Regardless, it will allow you to add two or three quality additions to the squad.

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