The Transfer Market
On the transfer marker you can get rid of players who are longer needed
and transfer in players who you have always wanted. However a player cannot
be placed on the transfer list without restrictions, there are firstly a
few precondition that must be fulfilled. If the player is successfully placed
on the transfer list , the transfer process can then be completed in several phases.
Prerequisites to be fulfilled
The player has only one contract (no succeeding contract).
The player‘s contract expires in at the end of the current season or at the end of next season.
The player has no current contract proposals (preliminary) from other teams.
The player is young enough for other clubs to have an interest in him.
A goalkeeper can be a maximum of 34 years of age and an outfield player
32 when placed on the transfer market.
Phase One: Player is placed on the transfer list
Every player must meet with the requirements listed above to be placed
on the transfer list. For his willingness to change clubs
the player demands a sigining on bonus and has certain expectations
in salary at his new team. The signing on bonus, regular salary and
length of the contract is dependent on the new team and is also paid by them.
The players demands in this regard cannot be influenced.
What can be influenced however is the transfer fee.
The transfer fee is paid by the player‘s new team when the actual
transfer goes through. When placing a player on the transfer list,
the minimum transfer fee amount is established. This value cannot
be undercut but can naturally be improved on. Take note also that
the player‘s agent (represented by computer simulation) takes
a 10% cut of the transfer fee paid, while the rest of the amount,
90%, is credited to the selling team.
As long as no transfer offer has been received the player
remains in the squad and can be used without any restrictions.
One thing you should take note of is, while the player
is registered on the transfer market he will have no interest
in signing a contract extension.
Phase Two: Waiting for a transfer offer
As long as no offer has been agreed, the player will remain
on the transfer market. If no offer at all is received the player
will leave the transfer list on the day that his contract expires.
Phase Three: Collecting the offers
If or when an the first offer is received for a player
then the whole transfer process is set to take 3 days, i.e.
All interest parties have 3 days to submit their own offers.
When the three day period is over the transfer is complete.
It should be also noted that an offer can be withdrawn as long as
the transfer has not been completed. In this instance the three
day period is irrelevant if the only interested party has withdrawn their offer.
It is also possible to remove the player from the transfer list
without any restriction. Should there however, be one or many
offers tabled for the player this possibility is rendered invalid.
Phase Four: The Transfer
When the 3 day period has expired, the transfer goes ahead.
The player moves immediately from the selling team‘s squad
to the buyer‘s team and can be used straight away in their squad with
no restrictions. Additionally the financial transaction is conducted.
The buying team pays the one off signing bonus to the player as well as
the transfer fee to the selling club and the player‘s agent.
Should there be more than one offer received for the player
then the selling team will recieve the highest amount offered.
The duration of the new contract, signing bonus and salary of
the player plays no role in this decision.
In some cases the club‘s board can veto a submitted transfer offer,
whereby an offer that was submitted by you will be withdrawn by
the club‘s president. The withdrawal of a transfer offer could
be down to one of the following reasons.
The salary of the player that you want to bring in to the club can
be a maximum of double the average wage of the squad.
In other words, the wage of the player can be 100% more than
the average wage of your squad.
Transfer fee cap
The board compares the offered transfer fee with the transfer
fees paid out during past transfers of players of a similar
age and with similar strength. If the warranted amount far exceed
previously paid fees, then the board considers the offer to be
a waste of money and will withdraw the offer.
The transfer fee cap is calculated using the following formula:
(Average value of last transfer payments) * (1.2) + (average salary of the team) * (20)
Thereby the average salary part of this formula, can
only be as high as the average value of the last transfer fees paid.
Negative bank balance
If the team‘s bank balance is in the negative,
then you cannot submit any transfer offers.
Bordering on negative
If a team has submitted transfer offers, then the sum of promised
transfer fess cannot exceed the amount that is currently in the
club‘s bank account.
Offer rejection by player
If the player is signed to be an integral part of your team then the
transfer process runs without a hitch. However if the player will be
be used as a reserve, he will check how good his chances are of getting a
chance to play in the team. If he estimates his chance are good then the
transfer be completed, but should he rate his chances to be bad then he
will not accept the offer. This applies also when the player has no other
A player counts himself to be a future regular first team player,
if his technique value is over the average technique value of the
bidding team‘s players in his position (e.g. CM). If not then he
counts himself to be a reserve player.
A reserve player counts his chances of regular first team football as good,
when the average match practise of a player, from a bidding team,
in his position (e.g. CM) is over 50. If this is not the case then
he has a slimmer chance of playing.
Every professional player has an agent who drives the career of his protégé
forward, looking after his contractual, financial and other matters for a fee.
If a player transfers from one team to another, the agent of the player
(represented by computer simulation) gets a cut of the transfer fee.
90% of the fee goes to the selling team, while the other 10% finds
its way into the agent‘s pockets.