Author Topic: All you ever wanted to know about transfers but were afraid to ask  (Read 328 times)

Offline YoungsBitter

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This is the most incisive and detailed explanation on how transfers really work I have ever seen. For the nerds it goes into the accounting, use of agentand the reason behind so much misinformation and guess work:
https://www.theguardian.com/football/the-set-pieces-blog/2016/aug/24/transfer-window-market-myths?CMP=share_btn_tw

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Re: All you ever wanted to know about transfers but were afraid to ask
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 08:57:29 PM »
This paragraph says it all for me. 

"There are some widely held myths about how the football industry works, especially when it comes to finances. This is largely due to an intentional lack of transparency ? mainly regarding transfer fees and wages ? that is in stark contrast to the NBA and NFL, where player costs are publicly reported and every deal is viewed through the lens of how it will affect teams? salary caps. With football clubs privately owned and free from most public reporting standards, fans receive most of their information about player costs and wages through the media."

Because there is no transparency how can anything we are told be trusted or taken at face value regardless of the source?   In the end it's all just speculation when it comes to transfer fees, player wages and true players worth.  You might as well just pull information out of the sky and tell the world it's true and factual.