Reevaldo: The anatomy of a football transfer

Every transfer window, the lucrative and dynamic world of football transfers captures the imagination and attention of football fans worldwide.

But what actually goes on during transfer negotiations? What does a player contract look like? What does a transfer agreement look like? What do agents really do?

In a previous Reevaldo post we saw Reevaldo sign with Paddington United.

The sports team at Mills & Reeve have acted on numerous high profile domestic and international transfers for both clubs and players.

In a series of 4 Reevaldo posts, we discuss the various elements of a transfer, from the behind the scenes negotiations, to the transfer agreement, player contract negotiations and also what role the agents play in making a deal happen.

Click on the links below to learn more about each element of a transfer.

Part 1: The behind the scenes negotiations 

Part 2: The transfer agreement 

Part 3: Player contract negotiations 

Part 4: The role of agents 

Carol Couse 
Tiran Gunawardena

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