Tactic One: Blame Someone Else
It’s usually helpful to pick someone unquestionable. A small, defenceless child or homesick wife, for example. Who could be angry with a man for wanting to please his family? It’s surely a commendable quality.
Many may think this is a relatively modern ruse, but it’s been used for quite some years. Players have often cited missing their friends/family/children as a reason for moving clubs. Makes you seem more cuddly-teddy-bear than money-grabbing-mercenary, and the best bit is you don’t even have to follow through with it.