how do football (soccer) clubs communicate with each other over transfers of players and how do they pay?

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how do football (soccer) clubs communicate with each other over transfers of players and how do they pay?

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They have an entire financial team that deals with the process. They have a huge scouting team that go out and watch thousands of games a season who make recommendations to the manager or director of football or someone else inside the club.

Agents communicate with the club on behalf of the player.

Contracts and financial agreements are drawn up, the figures you see in the media like “£100m” are hyperbole somewhat, generally there’s a bunch of clauses and caveats, sometimes the media even include the value of the players contract in the total figure. They don’t literally just hand over millions of pounds in cash. The manager will also have players he knows he wants.