The fun of negotiation will be highlighted as FIFA 13 institutes counteroffers. As an example, Jaramillo demonstrated a bidding war between Manchester City and Napoli for the services of attacking midfielder Marek Hamsik. In this case, City wants to buy Hamsik for €25 million. We’re not sure how closely EA followed the logic of Napoli’s middle-finger waving, scooter-hailing president Aurelio De Laurentiis, but Napoli wasn’t having it for less than €42 million. The fun of one-upsmanship will be a huge factor in FIFA 13’s manager mode.
And, if you’re looking to cut corners and have some surplus, you can now negotiate players plus cash for transfers. If your squad is dying to sign Van Persie, you could throw in a young player with lots of potential alongside your projected cash bid to make the transfer happen. Plus, if you’re inclined, you now have to option to promise the player a specific role on the team. If you want RVP in your Starting XI, you can select the option before making the bid. As of announcement time, it appears that you can designate “starter,” “crucial,” or “bench” players as options.