FM21 TRANSFERS TIPS
When approaching to sign a player on a free-transfer who is under the age of 24, the buying club will have to pay the selling club compensation.
All incoming and outgoing transfer dealings can be handled within the 'Transfer Centre', which easily allows you to see all the important transfer details on one screen.
Signing a player with a massive reputation can provide a commercial windfall through shirt sales.
A player may be more willing to sign for a club if they are one of his favourite teams.
If you offer an injured player to clubs, they are less likely to show interest until the player is over his injury.
A club may have more luck in signing a player if they are one of his favoured clubs.
Praising another manager in the media and building friendships with other managers may help your chances of having a transfer bid accepted for one of their players.
Making enemies with other managers by openly criticising them may damage your chances of having a transfer bid accepted for one of their players.
Be careful when declaring interest in a player as you can unsettle those at your club who play in the same position.
When sending a player out on a window-to-window loan he can only be recalled during an open transfer window.
When sending a player out on loan, a club can prevent him from becoming cup-tied by ensuring the 'Can play in cup matches' clause is not active.
When trying to sign a player from another club who is on a long-term contract, be prepared that you may have to pay more than his estimated value to land him.
To avoid losing your players to other clubs on free transfers, you should look to renew contracts for those who are in the final year of their deal.
When managing a lower league club, you may be invited to an exit trials match. At this match, players released by their club will be playing to showcase their talents and hopefully pick up a new club.
You can offer contracts to virtual 'greyed out' players from your own team. This is particularly useful if you're a low profile club and in need of players.
To increase your chances of selling a player, go to his profile and click 'Offer To Clubs' from the 'Transfer' button.
If you offer too many of your players to other clubs in a short space of time, you may damage your team's morale as other players become worried that they're next in line.
Setting a player's playing time to 'surplus to requirements' will increase the chances of him agreeing terms with another club.
The game clock will stop at more regular intervals on transfer window deadline day to give clubs a chance to rush through last-minute deals.
Trialists are not allowed to play in competitive matches unless specified in the league rules. They are generally only eligible to play in friendly games or reserve team fixtures.
You can sign a player that has played competitive matches for two different clubs in the same season, but he will not be eligible to play until that season has finished. There is an exception for players moving from a league played across two calendar years (e.g. 2015-16) to one played out entirely within one year.
FM21 SCOUTING TIPS
Your club's level of scouting knowledge can be increased by either signing scouts who already have a large knowledge base, acquiring an affiliate club or by sending your existing scouts out to investigate new territories.
Scouting your next opposition will give you an insight into their tactics and key players and help you plan your tactical approach for the game.
If you are managing a national team, it is possible for you to scout players eligible for selection.
When signing scouts from a foreign country, your team will benefit from the scout's knowledge of players from that nation.
Scouting a player more than once will increase the likelihood of the scout finding out more about his strengths and weaknesses.
The more scouting knowledge your club has, the more players will appear on the player search screen.
Assigning a scout to 'Scout Next Opposition' and to a country/region in another continent will result in that scout spending a lot of time travelling rather than actually scouting players.
Reports are automatically carried out on all players sent out on loan and can be accessed from the Development Centre.
The quickest way to scout any available game object such as a player or a team or a competition is to right-click and select the 'Scout' menu from option before choosing the member of staff you wish to compile the report.