Transfer negotiations in FIFA 18’s Career Mode are a key part of building the squad you want. Negotiations can be very tricky, though, and with FIFA 18’s new face to face talks there’s a lot to think about. In this FIFA 18 Career Mode Transfer Negotiations guide we’ll tell you how to get the best deals for players you’re buying and selling in FIFA 18's Career Mode, and the things you should avoid doing if you want a successful transfer negotiation in FIFA 18.
For more in FIFA 18 that isn’t to do with transfer negotiations in Career Mode, head over to our FIFA 18 guide hub. We’ve got info on all aspects of FIFA 18, including playing tips and guide to the best players in FIFA 18.
FIFA 18 Career Mode Guide - Buying Players in FIFA 18 Career Mode
There is a lot to think about when buying players in FIFA 18’s Career Mode. Here we’ve got all the tips you need to be successful in transfer negotiations when you’re trying to buy the next big star.
Go for Young Talent
If you have a limited transfer budget that won’t allow you to sign the world’s best players, you’ve got to think long-term. FIFA 18 is full of hidden gems that aren’t rated brilliantly now, but will develop into really solid players. In three to five years these players will either be solid first-team members or command good transfer fees if you want to move them on.
Even if you already know what players to target, thanks to our FIFA 18 Hidden Gems and FIFA 18 Best Young Players guides, you won’t know what value the selling club has in mind for them. By sending a scout you’ll learn a little more about the player.
Don’t go too low During Transfer Negotiations
This is a pretty big tip that you should always bear in mind when you’re trying to complete transfer deals in FIFA 18. Never go in too low with the first offer. If you’ve scouted a player you’ll know roughly what value the selling club as placed on the player you’re after, and if you go in below this, chances are the seller will walk away. This will also lock you out from making a follow-up offer.
Listen to What the Selling Club is Saying During Transfer Negotiations
Transfer negotiations in FIFA 18 are a game of give and take. You are perfectly within your rights to try and offer less than the selling club has said they are after, but watch out for them saying they won’t accept less than a certain amount. If you lowball them at this point, they’ll probably walk away.
Add a Sell-on fee if You Don’t Plan to Sell
Sell-on fees in FIFA 18 are a good way to offer value to the seller, with you offering them a percentage of a future sale of the player. This obviously will hurt your finances if you give away too much, but if you’re negotiating one of the most promising young players in FIFA 18 and don’t plan to sell him in the future, ramp up the sell-on percentage. The selling club will think they’re getting a great deal, while you sit there knowing you aren’t ever selling a player set to become a 90+ rated superstar.
Player Negotiations in FIFA 18
Once you’ve had a fee agreed with the selling club you need to talk to the player. Here you’ll discuss contract length, wage, squad status, and release clauses.
- For wages, just gauge what the player wants and judge it against what they earned previously. Always offer more than their previous salary if they don’t suggest an amount.
- Push for five-year contracts as this gives you more power if a club comes in with an offer.
- Signing on fees are a nice sweetener and can help convince the player to take a smaller weekly wage.
- Squad status isn’t usually much of a problem. Young players tend to appreciate they aren’t going to be in the starting 11 every week.
- Release clauses should be avoided if possible. You don’t want your new super kid signing to be sat there with a low buyout fee attached to their contract. If they insist on a release clause fee, push it as high as you can possibly go.
FIFA 18 Career Mode Guide - Selling Players in FIFA 18 Career Mode
Selling a player in FIFA 18 can be a great way to get extra transfer budget to improve your team in FIFA 18 Career Mode. We’ve got the tips you need to make sure you don’t slip up in the transfer market.
Always try to Negotiate a Sell-on Fee
A new feature in FIFA 18 is the ability to add a sell-on fee to player transfers. When you’re selling a member of your squad, try to add a sell-on fee for as much as the buying team will accept. This is much more important for a young player as their future fees are likely to be much higher than for older players nearing the end of their career.
Push as High as you can
For your own players you should have a good idea of the value they hold. Check the info the game is telling you and don’t be afraid to suggest a higher fee than is being suggested. Just be careful not to get carried away and go too high. If the manager screen is saying you can get between £35m and £50m for a player, don’t try and get £52m. If you try to negotiate a fee that’s seen as too high, the buyer will walk away.
Think About Who You’re Selling and What Player Growth Remains
If you own a kid who has amazing potential, don’t sell. Chances are you’ll get better offers when they’ve developed a bit more. If you have a decent player who is nearing the end of their playing career (aged 30 or older), seriously consider selling and using the money you make to invest in new young players. Just be careful you don’t leave yourself with a squad of players who are only average now or your form will seriously suffer.
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