The intriguing Preston North End transfer clauses in £10m Liverpool and Newcastle United deals - according to Football Manager 2024: photo gallery

A potential insight into the workings of Preston North End’s transfer business has been looked at.

The transfer window is now shut, but fans of Preston North End could get a glimpse into how their summer business was structured.

Football Manager 2024 is a game and resource that has been utilised within the professional game. Birmingham City boss Wayne Rooney admitted using it to look for potential targets during his time at DC United, whilst Antoine Griezmann and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been spotted playing it before.

The game tries to mirror the real-life world and to the best of their ability, researchers attempt to make things as realistic as they can. An intriguing element of the game is the workings of a transfer deal and there’s a tool that could give us an insight as to how some of Ryan Lowe’s transfer deals were conducted.

When you load up the game and choose your specific team, you can explore all kinds of things and there is a ‘clauses’ section on the transfers tab, which throws up some interesting information. It provides a list of players that will include things such as sell-on-fees, as well as meeting certain targets and outstanding transfer payments. We must stress that this is according to the game and the inner workings of the deals might be different.

Here, strictly according to FM24, are the current clauses put into the deals of players currently on the books of Preston North End - as well as those who have left. *FM24’s clauses may not be fully representational of the real-life situation.

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