I was never really able to get top players for little. The best I got was Akinfeev and Ribery on free transfers due to them wanting to leave Moscow & Bayern respectively. So not too sure where that came from.
Football Manager is life. I alternate between playing as Aston Villa, my first team, and Ipswich, my second I like the sound of most of the updates but I'm not really digging all this new player interaction.
Started the FM11 demo, and began a United game. Meanwhile, in real life, Rooney wanted out, so I tried to force him out on my game. Wouldn't leave, despite me slagging him off in private chats. Then, when he decided to stay in real life, I tried to get his morale up on the game. Now he won't talk to me or sign a new contract