The first thing I decide to do is look at the finances.
The club lost 7 million dollars last season. Despite that, they still have 167 million dollars in the bank.
As promised, I have a transfer budget of 94 million dollars.
The current wage budget is 1.6 million. The board is allowing me to have a wage budget of up to 3.2 million dollars/week!
We can expect money from quite a few big name transfer items when they get sold again:
We will get 30% of Cristiano Ronaldo's next sale (I really wish the club hadn't moved him.)
We will get 40% of Lee Lawrence's next sale.
We will get 40% of Giuseppe Rossi's next sale.
We will get 30% of Charlie Wilson's next sale.
We will get 40% of Phillip Bardsley's next sale.
We will get 30% of Michael Armstrong's next sale.
The club recently sold Hatem Ben Arfa for 16.5 million dollars to Club Atletico de Madrid, Hatem was/is a very talented 23 year old french midfielder, but he wasn't getting along with his teammates. As a result, the club sold him last week at significantly below his value which was 25 million dollars.
The club also recently sold a talented striker in Porcellis for 4.8 million. This kid lacked foot speed, but was otherwise a very good striker. In looking at his scouting file some more, I'm not as disappointed by his sale. He is too slow to be a great striker in my opinion.
The club does not have any current future transfers in scheduled. I need to look at the roster immediately, and decide where we need to fortify. I also need to get to know my staff and look at who we need to bring in, if anyone.
Retired GM of the eNFL 2007 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles (19-0 record.)
GM of the WOOF 2006 Doggie Bowl Champion Atlantic City Gamblers.
GM of the IHOF 2019 and 2022 IHOF Bowl Champion Asheville Axemen.