Players within the game expect to be paid a salary. Salaries are agreed by players when they initially sign a contract.

A manager can offer contracts to players in any of the following situations;

  1. A player currently in their own squad - regardless of the current contract.
  2. A player who is on the free transfer list.
  3. A player who is part of an accepted transfer deal.
  4. A player who is out of contract at another team.

When offering a contract the contract length must be selected along with a salary. The maximum salary that can be offered will be based on the division the team is in and how much is currently being spent on salaries across the whole squad. Also, the maximum contract length allowed to be offered will be limited for older players.

If a player accepts a contract offer by their current team, they will immediately go onto the offered contract salary and length. If the player receives more than 1 offer (due to being out of contract) then the player may accept multiple offers in principle, whilst they make a decision as to which team they would like to transfer to. Once they have selected a team, the prospective new team will then have 7 days within which to confirm the transfer before it will bet set to process. In this situation, the new contract offer will be applied once the transfer has been completed. All other contract offers will be rejected at this point - even if previously provisionally accepted.

An accepted transfer request may be automatically cancelled if a contract has not been agreed within 4 days.

When a contract expires the player will remain at the same team on the salary that they had during their contract period. At this point, other teams can offer them a new contract and it's possible they may be transferred without any transfer fee.

Players will currently decide to retire at the end of a season regardless of their current contract.

Players promoted from the youth academy will have an initial contract of £800 for at least 60 weeks.

Players whose contract expires at a team with no manager will automatically be extended for at least 30 weeks upon contract expiry.

Players joining a squad automatically due to low numbers will be given an initial contract of at least £500 for 30 weeks.