Football Manager 2014

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unable to sell players
it is not possible to sell players, no matter what they´re worth or in which form they are... this way the game is unplayable. And for an oh so realistic game it is laughable, that even young players, worth some millions are not sell able for free, because no one is interested in them!!!
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daboo Nov 3, 2013 @ 5:42am 
Lol you have to send them out on loan or to a feeder club for a season or 2 then clubs usually will buy them . But I know what you mean it's annoying even when I put a player worth a few hundred thousand down to 0 and still no clubs want to buy him it's kind of ridiculous.
LincolnSAMA Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:31am 
This is not realistic
unskilled- Nov 21, 2013 @ 3:56pm 
This seems to be coming from people trying to sell pre-exisiting players that are already with your team when you start the game.

But then again the players I wanted to sell were barely 2 stars for a 2nd tier side and on the wrong side of 30.

Anyways, once I got the ball rolling and brought in new players, I was able to sell those players quite easily. Oren Ademi (swiss international) was bought for $3.6mil then sold next year for $12.5mil. Franco Zuculini (free transfer) sold for $5mil, Antonio Adan (free) for $4.6 mil.

With that in mind, you must also realize at the beginning of the game teams are not willing to buy as much as they are further into the game. League TV revenue and continential revenue help alot, plus teams that are able to turn a tidy profit on their unknown youngsters in january transfer window.
JamieBhoy Nov 21, 2013 @ 4:27pm 
I never have a problem selling players unless they haven't really played much which is understandable as what club would ever want to buy a play thats never had any game time
dynoman6 Feb 5, 2015 @ 1:19am 
Originally posted by unskilled-:
This seems to be coming from people trying to sell pre-exisiting players that are already with your team when you start the game.

But then again the players I wanted to sell were barely 2 stars for a 2nd tier side and on the wrong side of 30.

Anyways, once I got the ball rolling and brought in new players, I was able to sell those players quite easily. Oren Ademi (swiss international) was bought for $3.6mil then sold next year for $12.5mil. Franco Zuculini (free transfer) sold for $5mil, Antonio Adan (free) for $4.6 mil.

With that in mind, you must also realize at the beginning of the game teams are not willing to buy as much as they are further into the game. League TV revenue and continential revenue help alot, plus teams that are able to turn a tidy profit on their unknown youngsters in january transfer window.

Yes, this sounds a lot like my problem, I am playing Accrington Stanley, its quite good fun playing a team that has such limited funds but the team I am given to start with is ridiculous.

I don't mind if I'm struggling to buy really decent players, thats part of the challenge but this team has 3 expensive strikers, the cheapest is on loan so actually quite good value, the most expensive has a massive weekly wage and takes half the season to play into any kind of form with constant attention, the third is an older player who is actually quite useable, his weekly wage is not TOO bad but he has an ENORMOUS goal bonus more than 5 times his weekly wage! Lucky you don't really want too many goals from a striker eh?

The best solution I have found is to terminate the loan player and renogotiate the older player by offering him an extension! The most expensive player is just something I am stuck with, I can't transfer him (or the older player) even free (probably because he just isnt worth his weekly wage) so for the first year I am just left paying through the nose.

Any suggestions how I can get him off my books gratefully received.

Oh, forgot to mention these are new signings! They have never played for the team before the start, lol.
Last edited by dynoman6; Feb 5, 2015 @ 1:21am
$arvida Feb 8, 2015 @ 12:52pm 
Best time to sell players imo is at the end of the season, players who have done well in the past season should sell easily for alot of money. I usualy sell them at 1,5times their value.

If I cant get rid of a player, I usualy just loan them out to a team where they are almost certain of a spot in the starting team, and after a season they get sold easily too...
dynoman6 Feb 9, 2015 @ 1:09am 
Originally posted by $arvida:
Best time to sell players imo is at the end of the season, players who have done well in the past season should sell easily for alot of money. I usualy sell them at 1,5times their value.

If I cant get rid of a player, I usualy just loan them out to a team where they are almost certain of a spot in the starting team, and after a season they get sold easily too...

Thanks, thats useful info.

Do you renew their contract before you sell them? I havent experimented with that, too scared of getting stuck with another year holding on to a player I can't afford. Whats the best time to renew? If I leave it to the last minute, will they sign for less out of desperation, more because they think I am desperate or does it make no difference?

Presumably a long contract increases a players worth but I've had problems loaning out players as well, sometimes they just refuse to go out on loan! Last thing I want is to have a player I don't use in the team who has a high wage.
$arvida Feb 9, 2015 @ 1:59pm 
I always give players a new contract before they are in their last year of contract, to avoid letting them go free. If I sell a player, I never renew his contract, because they will always want a raise, and other teams might lose interest due to their higher salary requests.

There's not really a best time to renew a players contract, just do it when you feel like it, or when you think the player has earned it. If you renew their contract last minute, another team might pick him up for free. When a player is in a good form he will most likely demand more salary, as if when he's in poor form, or not even playing much.
dynoman6 Feb 9, 2015 @ 4:40pm 
Thanks again
dynoman6 Feb 11, 2015 @ 8:48am 
Originally posted by $arvida:
I always give players a new contract before they are in their last year of contract, to avoid letting them go free. If I sell a player, I never renew his contract, because they will always want a raise, and other teams might lose interest due to their higher salary requests.

There's not really a best time to renew a players contract, just do it when you feel like it, or when you think the player has earned it. If you renew their contract last minute, another team might pick him up for free. When a player is in a good form he will most likely demand more salary, as if when he's in poor form, or not even playing much.

Just out of curiosity, I renegotiated some of the players I didnt want (after saving game ofc).

I did it at end of a very successful season just before last game and managed to get 3 of them to accept a wage cut! One of them went down from 800p/w to 525! None of them had been playing particularly badly. The only reason I was going to sell them was to relieve my cashflow problems.

I only need a draw in last game to guarantee promotion so maybe they just want to go up a division.

Anyway, just thought I'd mention it in case its helpful to know.
$arvida Feb 12, 2015 @ 1:30pm 
Are they old players? Some old players might actually accept wage cuts, but it doesnt happen much on my savegames..
dynoman6 Feb 12, 2015 @ 4:43pm 
They were 27, 24 and 22. I have since managed to get others to accept a wage drop, both older and younger.

Maybe the clubs success makes them want to stay. We were expected to end 24th and we got promoted.
Crystalmir Feb 27, 2015 @ 3:46pm 
I usually have the opposite problems, fangirlsfootballclubs jumping on my players and it affect squad harmony because some of players starts crying and whining when I tell them I still need them.
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