Former Bayer Leverkusen sniper has launched app designed to make it easier for professional footballers to find new clubs
Former German goalkeeper René Adler has founded a new online transfer platform, which he calls “the Tinder for players and clubs”.
With the summer transfer window now open, clubs across Europe are scrambling to try and strengthen their squads ahead of the 2021-22 campaign by setting up deals for new players – with standing deals, loans and transfers. contracts for free agents, all viable options.
Former Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Adler, who also played for Germany between 2008 and 2013, has now launched an app called ’11TransFair’, which has been designed to make the process easier and give footballers more control over their future.
What was said?
Alder compared 11TransFair to Tinder – one of the world’s most popular online dating apps – which managed to build the platform with the help of gamers, consultants, managers, lawyers and transfer experts.
“I boldly call it the Tinder for football players and clubs because we also bring two parties together through pairing,” said the 36-year-old. BILD.
“It is obvious that players increasingly want to take care of their own concerns and no longer want to be totally dependent on the work of their advisers.
“But not every professional can be like the absolute best stars Joshua Kimmich or Kevin De Bruyne, who are now negotiating on their own, choosing from the deals they want.”
How does the app work?
11TransFair is free to download and active professional players will be able to download the app before having to enter their salary requirements and select four main attributes from 20 possible options.
The platform will initially be exclusive to the German top four divisions and will serve as a brokerage exchange between players and clubs.
If a footballer obtains a successful placement, the receiving club will then pay a commission subject to FIFA recommendations to the operator of the application.
Adler hopes that 11TransFair will eventually become the European program of choice for players in the transfer market, as he added: “We want to bring transparency to a non-transparent market.
“So that a player can choose not only between Lübeck and Meppen, but maybe a Hungarian club and an Australian club. They should find their best career options.”
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Alder started his senior career at Leverkusen in 2006, and spent six years at the Bay Arena before moving through Hamburg and Mainz.
The German goalkeeper has made over 250 Bundesliga appearances and also won 12 caps for his country, but missed the 2010 World Cup with injury before missing a place in Joachim Low’s side for the final 2014.