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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.Representatives locked horns mano-e-mano before a bell would ring and it was onto the next quarter-of-an-hour session.Business cards were exchanged, there were more handshakes than a politician on an election campaign and with as many languages spoken as at an EU convention.Football executives of clubs ranging from Maidenhead to Juventus have attended a so-called "transfer speed dating" event, in a bid to seal all important deals this window.
By closing this banner or by continuing to use Eventbrite, you agree.It facilitated more than 200 deals in the last three windows.Everton chief scout Gretar Steinsson said: “Transfer Room has become a big part of what I do.Representatives of around 100 worldwide clubs, from Manchester City to Nashville SC in the States, gathered for a succession of 15-minute chats to talk transfers. You get to the accurate information, from the right source.” The day began at 8.30am with the likes of Brighton director of football Dan Ashworth and West Ham loan manager Paul Konchesky making their way to the spacious Harris suite.The quickfire day was organised by Transfer Room, an online marketplace that allows sides to contact each other directly about players they would like to bring in or ship out. Ex-Chelsea transfer guru Frank Arnesen, now happily back in football as Vincent Kompany’s sporting director at Anderlecht, seemed at ease in his old stamping ground.