With the transparency TransferRoom offers, you can actually know for yourself what the interest is, how genuine it is, and then you can start to get your head around what might happen, before things develop too far.
Oxford United striker Sam Baldock says professional footballers now have the opportunity to cut through the gossip and find out where the genuine club interest is in the transfer market.
That is because players can now use TransferRoom to either find the right representative from more than 300 verified, Trusted Agents with proven track records worldwide, OR they can see a real-time feed of their agent’s activity for them if they already have one on the platform.
TransferRoom has launched a free AgentFinder tool for players, which gives professionals the opportunity to get smart recommendations or search for a relevant Trusted Agent with expertise in the leagues they want to play in.
And for those who have a Trusted Agent on TransferRoom, the agent can share a live feed which details when they’re pitching their player and who to, what the feedback is from clubs.
Real-time access to transfer opportunities
Agents can earn High Transparency Status as a result, helping them to build trust with their players and attract new talents.
Baldock, a current striker with League One side Oxford United, who has played for the likes of West Ham United, Bristol City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Reading over nearly two decades as a professional in England, explained the benefits at a recent TransferRoom Summit.
"There's a lot of times when people have been told that teams are interested in them... they read newspaper articles,” Baldock says in the video below. “And a lot of the time, it's not true at all.
"With the transparency TransferRoom offers, you can actually know for yourself what the interest is, how genuine it is, and then you can start to get your head around what might happen, before things develop too far.
“You can have an opinion on your own career, as opposed to when it comes later down the line... 'I've got a chance for you to move here, do you want it?' 'Wait a minute, let me process it.' So, it's a good opportunity for players and agents alike.
"The Trusted element helps, but also the fact that you're linked to TransferRoom and you know your agent is actively out there trying to make connections and make deals on your behalf, shows they can take you forward and take you places. With a lot of countries available and many opportunities that other people might not be able to open for you.
"The transparency element is key, for the player to take ownership of their own career and pathway. It would be a great help.”
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