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Coronavirus Finances

Started on 10 September 2020 by Tombot
Latest Reply on 11 September 2020 by seabas3
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Does anyone know a way of reducing the amount of money clubs are willing to pay and the value of players in general?

For example Gino Wijnaldum always goes to Juventus on my game and usually for between £50-60million. In reality he's being linked with a move to Barcelona and the value is around £20-30million.

On my game Barcelona always buy Lautaro Martinez for between £90-100million. In reality they're buying Memphis Depay for £25milliion.

On my game Real Madrid always buy Milinkovic-Savic for £60million. In reality they're buying no one.

Is there a simple way to mimic this, or would it be a case of going into each nation and changing the transfer values and going into each club and changing their finances individually?

There is no way for reducing the amount of money clubs are willing to pay unless you use an editor or the database editor to either manually move players or permanently reduce finances all across the board in the database.

Miles said in March that they will not reflect the COVID situation in FM20 and therefore the market will not reflect accurately for this current installment of the game. For FM21 that still remains up in the air, there may be a COVID simulation which will impact the transfer market or there may not be - no word from Miles or SI yet on that.

As for your players constantly going for the same prices, in a start up of a game usually there is a common need for a club to sign a player and it may cost around the same typical price. However it is a SIMULATION and not every game is the same - on several of my saves Martinez doesn't move to Barcelona and so on.

Another thing to note is that this is a simulation but in real life players are still going for high prices - Kai Havertz is a good case in point, Chillwell for 50 million and Man United unable to sign Sancho is an indication that even though COVID has impacted the market - in SOME cases clubs are still demanding large fees for players.

All in all there is no simple way to mimic the market for FM20 - it remains to be seen for FM21 however.
What I've done is lower the transfer values for players below 160 in ability in England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Turkey and Scotland.

I've manually lowered all of the bank balances for all the teams in the top two leagues in those countries as well, and given every single team in those divisions a one year stadium ban to try and mimic the empty stadiums and lost revenue from crowds.

Gonna do some sims and see how it works.
If you want to keep it more permanent than I recommend lowering the prize and competition money and broadcasting deals as well.

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