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ALH
09-11-2009, 18:25
This is a new feature for FM10 it would seem. When buying/selling players you can negotiate clauses such as percentage of future fees and fee per game. However, in this version you are also able to buy out such clauses. This can be useful if you need some money and you sold players using such clauses.

Goto the Transfers tab in your club screen and click clauses. If any of your clauses have a small white triangle on the far left, you can click on it, and at the bottom of the screen it will give you details of buying/selling these clauses.

I took over Arsenal who had previously sold Walcott to Man City. He had a 15% future fee clause which i managed to sell back for an immediate 6.5mill....very handy

Robbie S
09-11-2009, 18:42
Yeah this is a little hidden, but definately a very useful feature. Hopefully this will be a little less hidden away in fm11 :thup:

gonzález
11-11-2009, 14:35
I don't see any 'white traingles'. Is this only available on very few clauses? I have about 10...

watfordfc
11-11-2009, 14:38
If you have bought someone and offered a % sell on clause can you offer to buy that out? Does it work both ways?

joshpmilton
11-11-2009, 14:40
A good addition. If I remember rightly Brighton had sell on clause for Gareth Barry but bought themselves out of it when they needed the cash about 10 years ago.

erik86
11-11-2009, 14:46
Reading bought the sell on clause of Kevin Doyle for a "five figure sum" if I remember right? Bet Cork wish they hadn't as we got 6.5m off Wolves for him in the end and I think the sell-on was quite high.

Squobbles
11-11-2009, 14:51
I too have stumbled across this feature. It is very handy indeed.

postal postie
11-11-2009, 14:57
i would have liked to know about this. if SI didn't decide to make the instruction manual accessible online only. on the first major overhaul of the interface for years.
i could understand making it online only after the interface has been bedded in abit but so many things i'm missing out on.

erik86
11-11-2009, 14:59
Very good feature to find btw, saying that my balance is -5m and I received about 400k in monies... Never mind lol

gonzález
11-11-2009, 15:03
I dug up this thread to ask a question and instead everyone says 'yes it's a great idea'.

Does anyone know how to sue it? Or is it only avialable on certain cluases (i.e. NONE of mine?)

joshpmilton
11-11-2009, 15:04
If you've follow the middle paragraph of the OP and you cannot get the white triangle I would presume that those deals you cannot buy out.

TonyoPFC
11-11-2009, 16:07
I dug up this thread to ask a question and instead everyone says 'yes it's a great idea'.

Does anyone know how to sue it? Or is it only avialable on certain cluases (i.e. NONE of mine?)

yeah mate, you can only buy out certain ones that your board have managed to negotiate for you. Usually if you're well in on the money and they happen to not mind forking the money out earlier.

In answer to someone further up, yes you can also sell clauses. As Pompey I managed to get a few bob into my kitty from some players by selling of the clauses. Again only if the boards have come to an agreement.

It seems they come up when - 1 you;re strugling for immediate cash - they sort out the sale of a few and 2, if you're rolling in it they sort out buying a few, instantly expensive, in the long term cheaper I suppose.