Having TransferRoom onboard as official partners will help us to elevate the authenticity and realism of transfer deals in Football Manager. FM24 is just the beginning of their inclusion in our games and the team are thrilled about the potential of what we can do with them in the years to come.
Elevating the authenticity of Football Manager
TransferRoom has revolutionised football’s transfer market on a global scale since the inception of its digital platform in 2017.
And now football’s online marketplace will be introduced to the world of gaming through a multi-year agreement with Football Manager, in which TransferRoom becomes part of the game.
TransferRoom will be introduced to Football Manager from FM24, scheduled for release on 6 November 2023, starting the multi-year integration of the platform into the series, with exciting development plans to come. With this integration, FM takes the authenticity of the in-game transfer market to another level closely matched to the real-life experience for professional clubs.
Miles Jacobson, Sports Interactive’s Studio Director, said: “We are incredibly proud to be the first games company that TransferRoom are working with.
“TransferRoom are helping to bring football into the digital age by connecting the right people and getting deals over the line that probably wouldn’t have happened before.
“Having TransferRoom onboard as official partners will help us to elevate the authenticity and realism of transfer deals in Football Manager. FM24 is just the beginning of their inclusion in our games and the team are thrilled about the potential of what we can do with them in the years to come.”
Jonas Ankersen, the Founder and CEO of TransferRoom, added: “Football Manager is a staple for football fans around the world and a benchmark for making a game as true to reality as possible.
“Together, we now get the chance to show those playing Football Manager how football transfers happen in real life, bringing an added level of realism to the game.”
TransferRoom is an online marketplace that provides key decision makers at more than 700 football clubs with the real-time transfer market intelligence and an unrivalled network of global connections. TransferRoom is also used by more than 350 Trusted Agencies, verified by their players, and thousands of professional players, who can connect with an agent and get a real-time feed of their agent’s transfer activity for them.
The platform allows clubs to advertise their incoming and outgoing transfer requirements and see the needs of other teams in over 100 leagues worldwide. Since its inception in 2017, it has helped clubs and agencies to complete more than 4,000 deals.
Members of the marketplace also get access to a wealth of market data and player statistics, saving executives time and money on travelling to scout talent all over the world without knowing if they are available or suit their needs.
What the "Offer via TransferRoom" functionality will look like in FM24
“In FM24, TransferRoom replaces the previous “offer to clubs” option in game as a simple way to reach out to other clubs with players that you want to sell,” Football Manager’s blog, Introducing Intermediaries and offloading players, says.
“This is not an instant option, as the clubs won’t all be online looking at the system every minute of every day, but your staff will collate the offers together for you and inform you of any interest in good time.
“Clubs are more likely to be using it at different points in the season and transfer window, so responses may come in more quickly at some times than others.
“Something to note is that using the Intermediary ultimatum functionality outlined above doesn’t preclude you from offering a player out via TransferRoom.
“This is just the start of TransferRoom’s integration into Football Manager, with much more to come in the future.”