Could anybody clarify my doubts for sure? Probably an SI Representative?
I have started a new save in the game year 2017, and am offering contracts to two players, X and Y.
Player X (17 years) has been offered a 3 year contract till 2020.
Player Y (22 years) has been offered a 5 year contract till 2022.
In both the contracts, I have included an Optional Contract Extension By Club clause for 3 years.
Player X Contract
Player Y Contract
Question 1. Can the Optional Contract Extension clause be triggered in 2020 (for Player X) and 2022 (for Player Y), thereby extending their contracts effectively up to 2023 and 2025 respectively? To rephrase the question, can I sign Player X for the same wages for up to 6 years, and Player Y for up to 8 years by triggering the clause in the last year of their contracts?
Question 2. Researching on the forums says that [Duration of Contract] + [ Duration of Optional Contract Extension] should not exceed 5 years (or the maximum contract length allowed by the board). Is it true? If yes, was there any point in including the clause in the contracts of Player X and Player Y, when I have already negotiated contracts for the maximum length allowed by my board?
Question 3. Which year would be the earliest to be able to trigger the clause for Players X and Player Y?