How Contract Negotiations Work in Football Manager 2024


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How Contract Negotiations Work in Football Manager 2024

Abhimannu Das
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Our guide on how to negotiate contracts in Football Manager 2024 will help you succeed at negotiations every time.
If you are ever unsure about contract terms, simply use the Suggest Terms option to let the game do things for you.

Negotiating contracts with players and staff in Football Manager is an important aspect of managing your team. Knowing how to negotiate contracts will ensure that you always get the best deals for your team. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to negotiate contracts in Football Manager 2024.

Step-by-step guide on how to negotiate contracts in Football Manager 2024

Player/Staff Contract Offer:

  • Select the player or staff member you want to negotiate with by going to their profile page.

  • Click on the "Offer Contract" button.

Contract Type:

  • Choose the type of contract you want to offer (e.g., player contract, staff contract, or loan deal).

Offer Terms:

  • Set the contract length: Decide how many years the contract should last.

  • Define the contract role: Specify whether the player/staff member will be a first team player, rotation option, backup, or staff role.

  • Wage: Set the player's or staff member's wage demands.

  • Additional Clauses: You can add various clauses to the contract, such as bonuses, appearance fees, goal bonuses, and more. Be cautious with clauses, as they can significantly impact your budget.

Contract Review:

  • Review the contract offer to ensure it aligns with your club's budget and your team's needs.

  • Pay attention to the player/staff member's response to your initial offer. They might accept it, reject it, or request changes.


  • If the player or staff member rejects your initial offer or requests changes, you can respond by offering new terms. You can negotiate back and forth until an agreement is reached.

Using the "Suggest Terms" Button:

  • If you're unsure about the right contract terms, you can use the "Suggest Terms" button. The game will provide suggestions based on your budget and the player/staff member's demands.

Negotiation Tips:

  • Be mindful of your club's financial situation and budget. Avoid overcommitting to wages and bonuses that could strain your finances.

  • Pay attention to a player's personality traits and their agent's influence. Some players are easier to negotiate with than others.

  • Consider the player's/staff member's role, reputation, and performance. Star players often demand higher wages.

  • Use additional clauses strategically. Offering goal bonuses to a goalkeeper, for example, may not make sense.

Finalize the Contract:

  • Once an agreement is reached, review the final contract terms. Make sure everything is as you agreed.

  • Click "Offer Contract" to finalize the deal.

Contract Renewals:

  • When it's time to renew contracts, you can approach players/staff members in the same way, starting with contract offers.

Remember that player and staff contracts in Football Manager can impact your club's financial stability and team morale. Negotiating successfully and staying within budget are crucial for long-term success. Also, keep in mind that if you fail to reach an agreement, the player or staff member might become unhappy, and it could affect their performance and morale.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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