Do football clubs still use fax machines for transfers? GOAL gives you the answer.

Every time someone hears a fax machine during a transfer window, the name of David De Gea automatically comes to mind.

It was the deadline for the 2015 summer transfer window. De Gea had arrived in Madrid to complete his dream move to Real Madrid and Keylor Navas was set to travel to England and join Manchester United as part of a transfer deal. exchange.

However, the deal ultimately failed to materialize due to paperwork issues. At the time, it was reported that the deal was delayed because there were some technical problems with Manchester United’s fax machines and they were unable to send the paperwork to Real Madrid on time.

Fortunately, such problems will never happen again as fax machines are no longer used to complete football transfers.

Is a fax machine still used in football transfers?

The answer is no. Clubs no longer use fax machines to transfer documents as there are multiple more efficient alternatives.

Premier League clubs mostly choose to send documents via desktop fax or email scan to both the league and the other party.

New technology speeds up the paperwork process compared to fax machines and allows teams to finish a transfer process on time.

speaking to the athleticWolves company secretary Matt Wild said: “It’s all email and DocuSign now. We put down the fax machines. Everything is uploaded now. We have a Premier League portal, which links to the EFL and FA, to upload documents, send them and then everyone has it. It’s the same with FIFA.

“We won’t leave until it’s all done, one way or another. The Premier League will be there for you until the early hours of the morning. We would have been speaking to them early in the evening to let them know.” if there was a late one going on.”