We may moan that Chelsea, in real life, seem to Loan out more players than you can care to imagine, but has any one ever thought of doing it on this game?
I am in my third season now and got promoted with Macclesfield to League One. I got a wage budget of £10k to purchase 5 new staff members and players and a nice budget of £700,000 in the available funds.
Changed that to a bit more wage budget and started my rebuild (got rid of players that wouldn't cut it for me in this new division and obviously out of contract players too).
After rebuilding a decent squad to at least help avoid relegation, my target for this season, I had a couple grand left over in wagea and started to acquire 20 and under players. All just short of 1st team material but plenty of time to grow. All my signings, included the rebuilt squad, are free transfers by the way.
Now I have a squad of 22 players, I still kept thinking of the others I "rejected" for the ones I got.
So went back and acquired them too. But the same day they signed, I loaned them out for the exact same wage I bought them on.
This means I have a teenager, or 20 year old, signed to me, that can either grow and be in my team next season or be sold in a year's time for a profit. I've not spent anything on wages. Even if I sell for £50,000, I've spent nothing on wages. So far, I've got 11 players on loan. If I sold each for £50,000, thatll be a profit of £550,000. Do that, hopefully staying in League One if I've not considered promotion a possibility, and I'll be able to invest to a point I can push for promotion.
This, to me, is not cheating. It's investing. It's finance. It's management.
Good luck guys.