A transfer begins with a club expressing an interest in a player who is under contract at another club. If the player wants to move clubs, they agree a contract with their potential future club, and once the current and future clubs ultimately agree on the transfer fee to be paid, an employment contract and a transfer contract are concluded.
The processes were simplified and optimised with the introduction of the TOR online system in 2015. All registrations of players, applications for granting licences and transfers take place via this system. But how does the DFL’s TOR system work?
Watch the video to learn more about transfers in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2
(DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga)