One of the biggest challenges we face is trying to deal directly and clearly with clubs, and this is what the platform is trying to address. TransferRoom helps us to get in touch with clubs directly.
Direct access to clubs paying off
Nacional, with close to 50 Uruguayan Primera División titles and three Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup wins apiece, have a rich history as one of South America's top clubs.
They also have an academy which produced iconic Uruguay, Liverpool and FC Barcelona striker Luis Suárez, who returned to his first club to win the league title in 2022.
But their ability to showcase their players on the global transfer market and get reliable information through trustworthy contacts has been limited by having to go through agents and intermediaries.
Now they are able to gain direct access to the decision makers at over 700 clubs worldwide as members of TransferRoom. Plus a network of more than 300 Trusted Agents, who are verified by their players as their representatives.
Gonzalo Lucas, Vice-President of Club Nacional, said in the video below: "One of the biggest challenges we face is trying to deal directly and clearly from club to club, and this is what the platform is trying to address. TransferRoom helps us to get in touch with clubs directly."
An opportunity to meet many of the decision makers at TransferRoom member clubs came up soon after they joined, via the TransferRoom Summit in São Paulo, Brazil.
One of the clubs they met, through 15-minute one-to-one meetings and exclusive networking opportunities at the two-day event, was Sport Club Internacional in Brazil.
Their talks resulted in Nacional's transfer of goalkeeper Sergio Rochet (pictured above) a full Uruguay international, to Internacional for $1.6m, within four weeks of meeting at the Summit.
"Well, we received excellent recommendations from other clubs and some agents about how TransferRoom works," Lucas said while at the Summit in Brazil. "At the time Suárez returned to Nacional in 2022, we got the chance to try it and it had a big impact as we received a lot of requests. Therefore, we decided to join the TransferRoom community.
"The platform helps a lot. The search section about players’ information is important and having access to the needs of other clubs helped promote our players.
"The first round of TransferRoom Summit meetings has been excellent and we are very happy with the decision we’ve made to join this community."
The buying club, Internacional, were one of the first South American teams to join TransferRoom, and they have also made notable player sales internationally through the platform, including Pedro Henrique and Nonato moving for a combined €2.6million to Ludogorets Razgrad in Bulgaria.