Firstly I have not reported this as bug as it seems more like a way to make us player pay more for players and it would be buried deep there. I will report if necessary as I have save game for this.
I got promoted to to Premier League with Leeds and wanted to get Butland for cheap. I have done some selling of my own players so i had decent wage and transfer budget. All my budget was in transfer as u can see in below SS.
For testing I used quick way that my director of footy suggest offer and i suggest it to the player. So here u can see the offer i made and what agent said to me.
Now there are two ways of doing it. I can push the wage budget very up and make new offer that shows their demands rising more. But for better proof i reload the save, hike the wage budget up to the limit that will show wage demanding raising from agent and do the same offer like i did before.
If i put it to max wage budget the demands rise by 5% only so wont post SS of it.
We have been told so many times that wages and fees are based on club statue and league. How can agent read into players budget allocation and make more improved demand based on that? It is one of the hidden edge to AI...
I have not done testing for transferring but if someone has time and up for it can go ahead.