...how would you respond? Specifically, they simply ask: what do you want for 'this player', when you haven't had any prior discussion.
I'll give you more context: say you had put a few players on the trading block, which for me means that I'm willing to deal any of them for the right price, but I'm not necessarily actively shopping them. So, I don't have a set value next to each of them, that depends on the trading partner and team needs, situation etc.
In this scenario, would you:
- tell them who exactly you are looking for (if you know) or try to find an offer for them?
- tell them roughly what I would expect for that player (e.g. not name-specific but to help guide them)
- tell them to make you an offer and negotiate from there,
- combination of any of the above, and/or
- something else?
The way I look at it is that if they are enquiring about one of your players (without prior discussion), the onus is on them to make you an offer. I wouldn't necessarily go back and say I want x, y and z because I'd rather they put a bit of effort into the offer rather than me making it easy for them. I would probably give them a bit of context but have them make the initial offer. Especially if I'm not actively shopping that player so I may not know exactly who I want for them (that could vary depending on the initial offer).
How do you normally approach this situation?