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How to scout for the best players that suit plan in a football club

Football clubs employs different strategy when scouting for plays. There are football clubs that prefers to scout for already established player

Football clubs employs different strategy when scouting for plays. There are football clubs that prefers to scout for already established player and there are some that go after unknown players. Whichever direction a club may want to go, the outcome of the club’s shopping do not often turn out to fit their initial plans as anticipated.

Before a football manager embarks on a plan to shop for a new player, there is always a short or a long term plan the player is suppose to fit into. Most clubs spend huge sum of amount to buy a player in order to successfully implement their plan. But after spending a huge amount to buy a player for a long term plan, the player will not later fit into the plan of the coach. This eventually results to the offload of the player and in some cases the player will be loan out. In most cases when the player is to be sold, the selling price becomes lower than the initial cost of the player.

Buying of football players has become a game of lock because buying the best and most popular players in the world might not turn out to fruitful, especially when it do not fit into the tactics of a coach. What is really the problem in the football clubs that have the best players in the world which are not doing well? Even the most successful coach in the world could make a mistake of buying the wrong players. A coach will buy a player and not use the player for the whole of the season. Is there a way this kind of situation can be avoided?

Research question: How can a football club scout for the best players that will suit its plan?

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