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Bidding on players to prevent rival clubs from buying that player

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I was wondering if I was one of the few managers who do this?

When a player that I want is being pursued by another club (any club for that matter) I always offer a much larger fee so the club accept my bid, I then bid as much as I can for the player to accept my contract over and above the other clubs contract and do this until deadline day passes and most of the time, the player I wanted stays at his club :)

I do this for big players who want to join my rivals as well..

It may be sneaky but it works as I seldom have the money to buy said player and would most likely have it come the summer...

anyone else do this or comments?

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yeah i do that too, usually to prevent unrealistic transfers from happening. in all of my games players like falcao, hamsik, cavani, jovetic, and some other top players get sold for a silly amount of money, ranging from 10 mil € to 30, something that would never happen in reality!
anyway i think it is a reasonable tactic that clubs use in real life too, most of the times to make the rival team pay higher prices/wages for a player. it would be awesome if they implemented it better in FM, with relationship with clubs deteriorating if you interfere in transfers, make fake offers and/or withdraw them at the last minute. Right now you are not really punished for doing it :p
 
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I've never done it but I'm going to try it when United next try and sign Neymar on my games since they always turn unstoppable when that happens.
 
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anyway i think it is a reasonable tactic that clubs use in real life too, most of the times to make the rival team pay higher prices/wages for a player. it would be awesome if they implemented it better in FM, with relationship with clubs deteriorating if you interfere in transfers, make fake offers and/or withdraw them at the last minute. Right now you are not really punished for doing it :p
I'm pretty sure it's more of a game exploit. I don't mean that in a bad way--exploiting situations is not the same as cheating and has a long, storied tradition for us gamers :-D In real life, if this happened more than once, wouldn't word would get out and agents become generally leery of dealing with your club?
 
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I've never actually done this and I agree it's more of a exploit but it's not a bad idea if it's a player that you're looking to sign but can't afford him at that time.
 
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I'm pretty sure it's more of a game exploit. I don't mean that in a bad way--exploiting situations is not the same as cheating and has a long, storied tradition for us gamers :-D In real life, if this happened more than once, wouldn't word would get out and agents become generally leery of dealing with your club?
yeah i agree! the problem is the lack of punishment for doing it. I think you should have some sort of reputation as a buyer and seller, kinda like ebay lol. Or they could implement the system in use for agents with clubs!
 
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I was wondering if I was one of the few managers who do this?

When a player that I want is being pursued by another club (any club for that matter) I always offer a much larger fee so the club accept my bid, I then bid as much as I can for the player to accept my contract over and above the other clubs contract and do this until deadline day passes and most of the time, the player I wanted stays at his club :)

I do this for big players who want to join my rivals as well..

It may be sneaky but it works as I seldom have the money to buy said player and would most likely have it come the summer...

anyone else do this or comments?

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Yeah mate, been doing this since my LMA Manager days on PS3
 
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