Ah, so if I have a feeder club from China, buying a non-Chinese player with a world wide reputation will not help significantly with shirt sales in that country? Only Chinese players will?Theres usually a small boost. If linking with a US feeder club buy a high profile US player, same for Japan, china etc. Try get a high profile player from their area to maximise profit. But i dont bother with feeder teams, usually the merchandising will increase from winning more trophies than signings.
Let's say I do buy a high profile player from a feeder club's national team (michael bradley from the U.S, for example), what factors do you look at when selecting the feeder clubs? country's population, country's economy, club'sreputation, league rating, club's fan base (number of season ticket holders)etc.?It will help but not as much as a major Chinese player from the national team. I personally dont bother with feeder clubs for financial gains anymore as the fee payed to the club doesnt justify the income you stand to make from merchandising.