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I did a little search and couldn't find anything like this so I thought maybe it could be fun to see what the rest of you have come across. As the title says i'm wondering who are the most greedy players you've come across, mostly i'm thinking about over the top players who are in decline or close to end of their career but still ask for a pretty high wage if you try to sign them. I can give an example just to make it more clear what i'm asking but since I've barely had time to play FM18 most of my examples will be from FM17. I was trying a save where I started at a national team, I picked Denmark cause I knew they have a few good players and I figured it could be fun new challenge for me, after finishing among the last 8 in the knockout stages and losing to Italy 3-2 in overtime I was offered a chance to take over Arsenal (Wenger had retired and I don't know why they picked me) so I signed for them. I did a quick little look at players who's contracts were expiring/expired and I noticed Adebayor was a free agent, I thought for laughs let's see if he would wanna come back to Arsenal, at this point he was 35 and his best stats were Finishing and Off The Ball which were at 16, don't remember the rest of the stats, but anyway he was far from being a solid EPL striker, but when I went to discuss signing him he asked for £62.000 p/w with a lot of bonuses and a signing bonus of over a million with his agent asking for more. I figured no way am I paying that and thought maybe it's just him so I tried to approach Berbatov who's contract was expiring but was older then Adebayor and playing in the French 2nd division earning 3k a week, but also he wanted high wages, he wanted to go from 3k p/w to 66k p/w and then there was the bonuses, the sign on fee and agent fee weren't as bad as Adebayor but still pretty high for a guy close to his 40's. Those are the examples that come to mind right now, hopefully someone else has examples of players who are over the top or at the end of their career who still ask for high wages.
Would like to see a few small additions made to player management in terms of finance and contracts. 1. Financial fair play (in terms or player payments) is (generally, to my knowledge) measured by a player's wage + an amortisation of their transfer fee over the life of their contract + what ever bonuses and other payments they receive. Would be nice if the player's overall (maximum and minimum including bonus) FFP cost per period (week, month, year) was shown on the player contract screen. There's lots of space for it there. If someone know where else such can be found, would be great to know. But lacking that, it would not be difficult for SI to add such in to the game. 2. I think a greediness attribute should be included in player personality attributes. Players with high greediness would be more inclined to push for higher wages (sometimes even if it means moving to other clubs such as in China), and vice-versa for low greediness. 3. Much better documentation around how finances are calculated including (in particular) FFP, which is broadly poorly explained to players by the game