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Transfer requests are a scam - they're tactics used by clubs. Here's why:

We live in an age where players look to demand transfers and force their way out of their current football club to go to another, as player power rules all and contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on. They do this by issuing a transfer request to the shock and dismay of their club. Right?

Wrong. On most occasions transfer requests don't come from the player, they are instigated either directly or indirectly by the player's club for a couple of reasons. The main one being when a player signs a contract with a club they (somehow) have a 'loyalty bonus' within that which is paid out to them if they were to leave the club before the contract expires. Mental, I know.

BREAKING: @Phil_Coutinho hands @LFC an official transfer request - Sky sources. #SSNpic.twitter.com/Ju1vtSwKLJ — Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 11, 2017
Now for a club to get out of paying such 'loyalty bonus' the player himself needs to show a distinct lack of 'loyalty&#…

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