All over the Europe the January transfer window has slammed shut, with clubs no longer able to buy and sell players until the summer. There wasn’t the usual mad scramble of clubs spending millions of pounds on players they don’t really need that much, which is thought to be down to the state of English football club finances and also the global financial crisis.

To an outside, a football transfer is a complicated affair that is full of mystery and intrigue. This article aims to explain what a transfer is and how it is conducted. Obviously almost every deal is different, but what is described here is the ‘norm’.

Firstly, the club wishing to buy a player must make a written ทางเข้า ufabet offer to club that currently have the registration of the player they wish to buy. The clubs will then normally debate the value of this offer and try and secure themselves the best deal. How long this goes on for is very much dependent on how much each club wants to have the player in question.

Once a fee is agreed between the clubs, the player’s agent must negotiate personal terms with the buying club. This will include factors like salary, appearance fee, image rights, win bonuses’ etc. For goalkeepers it may be a clean sheet bonus. In the modern era the list is pretty endless. The football agent will secure the best possible deal for his client and take a small percentage for his work.

Clauses are now an important part of a footballer’s contract. A common clause is a ‘relegation release clause’ which will means the club has to let them go should the club be relegated. Footballers like this clause as it means they are not stuck at a club in a lower division.

A football transfer is formally concluded when the relevant paperwork is sent to the relevant authorities. For a club like Arsenal, this would mean sending the paper work to the Premier League and the English Football Association.


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