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In a room overlooking the pitch at Stamford Bridge, rows and rows of tables and chairs had been meticulously laid out to allow scouts and top executives to meet their counterparts from other clubs.Some had laptops out, showing videos of players, others exchanged handshakes and business cards, but everyone had their own agenda.
“Clubs decide who they want to meet, so they use the chance to agree terms as chase down potential transfers.“By letting us communicate directly with other clubs, it removes all the ‘maybes’ and keeps it simple to a ‘yes’ or ‘no’.” The company charges clubs a subscription to use the service which allows them to see which players are available to loan or buy and/or to let it be known what they are looking for and what they have available.Other fans include Sevilla sporting director Monchi and his Leeds counterpart Victor Orta, who initiated five deals through Transfer Room in the summer of 2018.And crucially, those pesky agents were nowhere to be seen. Attendees listened attentively as Tom Vernon told how he went from a teenage coach in Ghana, to Manchester United African scout, to owner of FC Nordsjaelland where he has sold more than £30million worth of players in five seasons.Brentford director of football Rasmus Ankersen said: “We clubs end up paying way too much in intermediary fees because we have no transparency over what players are available, what the prices are. Then it was down to business as some of football’s biggest deal-makers filtered through to the long centenary room that overlooks the pitch.