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gregt or smokey
03-07-2010, 23:52
Just had a 100 million offer accepted for messi, i'm currently managing Real Madrid in my 3rd season. I've been "tapping him up" for a while, he wants-

275,000 per week
13,500,000 signing on fee
28,000 appearance bonus
18,000 goal bonus

I can only offer 245,000, and my budget is all in the wage end, (just found out if you allocate more wages you can offer bigger paycheques), and i can only offer 12 million signing fee.

Im hoping he will accept, and im praying that the computer doesnt realise im trying to trick it- As all of my budget is in wages I dont have the money for the transfer, when the board ask me "would you like to edit the budget?" they might notice that if I were to have edited the budgets myself beforehand, I would never have been able to make the higher contract offer!

Anyway, Im only buying him because he is MESSI, my team doesnt need him or anything, what do you think?

ronaldo_rooney
04-07-2010, 00:19
For the price he is a waste of money, I have had the chance to sign him but, with those wages I cancelled the deal.

There will be regens you can find that will be as good, however, like you said, you want him because "he is MESSI". So if you can afford it, go for it

Britrock
04-07-2010, 00:40
He's on 275,000 a week already, at a club he loves and he's a loyal player. The chances of him leaving Barcelona and taking a paycut to play for their biggest rivals is almost none, so I wouldn't hold your breath on him accepting the offer.

ronaldo_rooney
04-07-2010, 00:48
He's on 275,000 a week already, at a club he loves and he's a loyal player. The chances of him leaving Barcelona and taking a paycut to play for their biggest rivals is almost none, so I wouldn't hold your breath on him accepting the offer.

Believe me, after a couple of successful seasons, (For your club) he will leave Barca for you...and a price.

gregt or smokey
04-07-2010, 00:52
He's on 275,000 a week already, at a club he loves and he's a loyal player. The chances of him leaving Barcelona and taking a paycut to play for their biggest rivals is almost none, so I wouldn't hold your breath on him accepting the offer.

He does want to sign, he even wants to impress me in his next game. Anyway i offered him 250,000 a week and he said no, but he wants to keep negotiating. Just wish the board would let me offer an extra 25,000

gregt or smokey
04-07-2010, 01:03
"it will only take a slightly better offer to seal the deal"- Messi's agent

stemlfc
04-07-2010, 01:16
Ask the board to release more funds for wages or use FMRTE if it's necessary.

Luckz
04-07-2010, 01:38
Think about how much cash that agent is making off with. Sheesh.

dbfinch
04-07-2010, 04:11
he even wants to impress me in his next game.

That would just because you recently declared your interest in him, rather than because you are negotiating with him.

If you are struggling to get him to accept and can't offer the extra wages/signing on fee, try whacking up the appearance and goal bonuses. Might not make a difference, given how short of his demands you are, but I have sometimes succeeded in getting players to accept wages below their demands, by more than covering it in appearance fees.

SimplyGoergieBest
04-07-2010, 04:47
It's near impossible to get Lio Messi from Barca. I was Real Madrid in my 6th season had won nearly everything and had a wage budget of 10m and i still couldn't offer him enough.

AcidBurn
04-07-2010, 09:56
I was in the same situation at Liverpool after a tycoon takeover I had enough money to sign him but could only offer 250k a week compared to the 275k a week he wanted. Even adjusting my wage budget to be 3 million a week the board would still not allow me to offer 275k a week needed to sign him. In my opinion when this happens we should be able to request that the board allow us to offer the extra wage it would take to sign one of the best players in the world.