View Full Version : why so expensive in 2nd season

07-09-2008, 11:07
just started my second season, just want to no why is every player so expensive,, i am having to pay at least double what a player is worth to even get the chance to talk to him.. like fred hes rated at 11m they wont accept any bid under 37m ...

Eles Gergo
07-09-2008, 11:13
well these issues where mentioned before the transfer system maybe changed in the new release

try to snatch players who are running out of contract or transfer listed

07-09-2008, 11:29
I know what you mean. I tried to sign Benzema, valued at $17 million, and they wanted $98 million, plus 50%!

07-09-2008, 12:09
The transfer system is flawed in 08 but there are factors that alter the price clubs ask for players, if he has just signed a new contract or has a long time left to go on his current one for instance will bump up the price considerably

07-09-2008, 16:30
I paid 40 million pounds for frey, well over the top but it was the only way to get him.

07-09-2008, 16:31
simple - because the clubs dont want to sell the players youre trying to buy. if someone comes in with abid for your players and you dont want to sell them, what do you do? the same thing?

07-09-2008, 16:35
Honestly, this is one of the main flaws of FM08 in my books.

However, after seeing the last transfer period (though this applies to England only) I wonder if FM only predicted the transfer fee madness that we have seen. The fees for Keane or Bentley or this Belgian bloke are way beyond everything that anyone of us would have been ready to pay in FM...

07-09-2008, 16:37
The reason is because the players are playing either close to or bang on their potential ability as they improved in the first season so their clubs are less willing to let them go. They are asking for way too much though, so this should be fixed in 09.

In the meantime go for players whose contracts are running out, also try and find hidden gems. Try youngsters like Jose Baxter who was a legend for me as was Samaras who scored 40 goals last season for me.

07-09-2008, 22:30
How much would it take for you to sell your best players?

Why shouldn't the AI hold out for the same, when a player's happy and wanted?

07-09-2008, 22:42
How much would it take for you to sell your best players?

Why shouldn't the AI hold out for the same, when a player's happy and wanted?

I see people trying to defend this all the time but it is flawed. If 37m was offered for Fred IRL - he would be gone, simple as.

I can understand clubs telling you a high price when enquiring or bidding but the actual sale prices for most player is way above what it should be.

07-09-2008, 23:02
Personally, I've never really been involved in a big transfer so my views on this may be somewhat blighted. I think club reputation has something to do with this as well. If Fred played for a team in Norway for example, he will go for about 5-10m less than if he was at Man Utd. It's only the really BIG clubs that want huge money for their players hence why they are so rich.