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'TransferRoom would've given me dream chance in Eredivisie or MLS'
by TransferRoom

David Fox, former Premier League midfielder with Norwich and the current Huddersfield Loans Manager, says TransferRoom's platform for current pro players would have given him the network to open up international transfer opportunities.

Nowadays players can get access to over 20 MLS clubs on TransferRoom. If that was available to me then, it’s something I would’ve taken advantage of, instead of scraping around in League One and Two for the last few years of my career.
David Fox
Loans Manager, Huddersfield Town & former Premier League player

After coming through the famous youth system at Manchester United, David Fox played over 300 matches in England’s top four leagues, including spells at Norwich City, Blackpool and Plymouth Argyle.

 

Now, as Loans Manager at Huddersfield Town, part of Fox’s remit is to help young players develop and achieve their dreams.

 

In the video below, Fox explains how, if he were to wind back the clock, he would've broadened his horizons and experienced playing outside of England if more opportunities were available to him at the time.

 

Under the tutelage of Dutch coach René Meulensteen at Manchester United, who went on to be Sir Alex Ferguson's Assistant Manager, Fox was intrigued by the prospect of testing himself in the Netherlands.

 

As a technical midfielder, he felt the environment was well suited to his skills. But he didn’t have the contacts to make the move a reality.

“I didn’t know anyone in the Netherlands," Fox says. "If I look back now, at the age of 20 or 21, if someone had offered me (the TransferRoom platform) and the ability to speak directly to Dutch agents, that’s something I would’ve done. I just didn’t have the knowledge or network at the time to do things like that."

 

Now, through the groundbreaking AgentFinder feature, TransferRoom is giving players the opportunity to take control of their own careers. Using football’s online transfer marketplace, players can find a verified Trusted Agent with a proven track record in the leagues they want to play in. Once a player connects with a Trusted Agent, the agencies can share a real-time feed of the activity they’re doing for that player in the transfer market, including pitches to clubs and clubs’ feedback.

 

As well as at the start of your career, Fox also pinpoints a player’s thirties as another key age for making a move abroad and utilising AgentFinder to unlock global opportunities. 

“When I was about 31, I was coming towards the end of my time with Norwich in the Premier League and I quite fancied America," he adds. 

Thanks to a groundbreaking, league-wide deal, every club in Major League Soccer has access to the TransferRoom platform, giving them access to other decision makers at over 700 clubs worldwide.


“But there was only really one potential club to consider through a contact with my agent, and that was it. Whereas nowadays players can get access to over 20 MLS clubs and even a few in the USL Championship on TransferRoom.

“If that was available to me then, it’s something I would’ve taken advantage of, instead of scraping around in League One and Two for the last few years of my career," Fox says.

 

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