Despite the transfer window in England closing over a month ago on February 1, the update for Football Manager 2016 with all the changes from the transfer window has only just gone live, most likely due to other transfer windows across the world only closing recently.
Some of the biggest changes this window include pacey winger Juan Iturbe from Roma to Bournemouth on loan, washed-up Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato to Chelsea on loan from Corinthians, and Newcastle spending big acquiring Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend for £12m apiece from Swansea and Spurs respectively. Outside of the Premier League, in a surprising move Steven Fletcher left Sunderland to sunny Marseille on loan, Kevin-Prince Boateng was picked up by AC Milan on a free and Mauro Zarate left London for Florence in a loan move to Fiorentina from West Ham.
All of those transfers plus thousands more have now taken place in-game, alongside a plethora of fixes and changes to the engine, UI and more. A few of the more notable changes can be found below:
- Stop keepers punching the ball when making a save from a penalty
- Fixed ‘Potential’ and ‘Ability’ filters showing incorrect players on Scouting page
- Fixed instance of sacked manager remaining in role
- Improved AI transfer & contract negotiations
A full list can be found on the official blog post from Football Manager: Football Manager 2016 Update 16.3.0