I'm managing Man City and having just won the Prem and Champions League, City are the top team in England and are conquerors of Europe. However, I've had a number of players from lower league clubs turn me down because I won't agree to their outrageous contract demands.
I understand it's realistic for most established players to try and negotiate lucrative contracts when discussing transfers to clubs like City due to all the money they have BUT, I've come across a lot of unrealistic rejections from players who play at lower league clubs. For example,
I've scouted a player called Peter Russell who is 22 and plays for Llangefni - a semi-professional Welsh team. Russell earns £130 per week and is valued at 1K. Now I wouldn't say Russell is good enough to jump straight into my first team, but I'm happy to spend 10K on him to use as backup, see if I can develop his stats further and if need be, make a profit by selling him on. My 10K bid is accepted and we enter contract negotiations. Russell wants 48K per week over a five year period. I'm not prepared to give him that much money and so offer 5K per week which is a significant pay increase to what he is currently earning. Russell rejects the contract offer stating that he's very happy at Llangefni. I then offer 7K and again my contract is rejected. I then up my contract offer to 10K which is now £9,870 more than what he's earning at the semi-professional side. Again, Russell rejects it.
This type of thing has happened to me on a number of occasions where players from small clubs reject the chance of joining a much better club on significant better terms. Is there any way this can be tweaked? Any player who plays for semi-professional side would jump at the chance at joining a club in the top flight. I'd say a club in the Blue Sq Prem is still a fantastic chance for them.