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Sydney_Iron 1:59 Sat Jun 16
Why do football transfers take so long?
Sometimes the negotiations seem to go for weeks if not months, surely its not that complicated, back a few years and watching some of the footage of managers reminisce it was all done in an afternoon or a few phone calls.

Why so long these days?

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Barty 8:35 Sun Jun 17
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
once word explanation> SULLIVAN

lincslink 8:32 Sun Jun 17
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
The Dwarf wont bid enough for Pastore and Anderson, will sign Wilshere on a free. Wilshere gets injured in a pre season friendly and we start the season with Noble and Kouyate.

Sven Roeder 8:08 Sun Jun 17
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Wilshere is supposed to be meeting with Dick Emery to see if he wants him to stay.
Understand Dick has bought a new midfielder and given Ramsey a much better contract than they offered Wilshere.
The answer is : You are awful, And can leave if you want

Far Cough 8:03 Sun Jun 17
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Gooner mate reckons Wilshere is on his way to us?

4ever-blowin-bubbles 6:24 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
agents get involved more than in yesteryear
big money being paid out so players can hang on for a better offer

pdbis 2:06 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
It seems that when we are interested in any player we start talks(or so we are told)then make a bid and other clubs then find out and make their own offers. What will be will be?

, 1:08 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Transfers need not take long but remember the purchasing club has to make separate deals with the selling club, for the fee and terms of payment, then aside from the player medical a rate of pay needs to be negotiated with the agent. And nowadays we are hearing of haggling also taking place over the agent’s fees claimed against both selling and buying clubs.

yngwies Cat 12:59 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Shortage of Little Chefs and brown envelopes.

gph 12:50 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Even the last stage, the medical, must really be much more involved nowadays.

Most other clubs do much more than count the player's legs.

ironsofcanada 12:00 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Think about what is involved in buying a house,

Quick google search says the average house in the UK is around £250,000, estimates say the average Premier League transfer fee was over 10£ a couple windows ago.

Not hard to work out.

happygilmore 10:14 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Agents

terry-h 10:10 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Oh for the days when John Lyall drove up motorways to meet prospective signings in the middle of the night. A stale cheese sandwich, cup of char and a handshake were enough to lure unknowns like Frankie Mac to the Boleyn and of course the delights of Hornchurch and night spots of Leicester Square.

Bungo 10:02 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u75XQdTxZRc

LeroysBoots 10:01 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Throw in the Sullivan "little man syndrome" and you have the perfect storm !

Coffee 9:56 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
In addition to what's below, many transfers depend on a club buying or selling another player. A bit like buying a house.

Sven Roeder 9:42 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
Obviously a lot more transfers of foreign players now & the bigger sums means that there are more agents , player managers & assorted lawyers and accountants involved.

In the old days it seems managers rang each other up , did the deal and then headed for the closest motorway services to hand over the brown paper bag of BUNG moola.

Alfs 2:18 Sat Jun 16
Re: Why do football transfers take so long?
I guess the difference between now and then is the tens of millions the fee often involves, the agents, image rights etc.

Buying and selling a Prem player is similar nowadays to buying or selling a sizeable business.





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