Bosman ruling

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Bosman ruling

(ˈbɒzmən)
n
(Soccer) soccer an EU ruling that allows out-of-contract footballers to leave their clubs without the clubs receiving a transfer fee
[C20: named after Jean-Marc Bosman (born 1964), Belgian footballer whose court case brought about the ruling]
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Now that Irwin's here - on a Bosman free deal that will last until the end of the season - the former United star is keen to have a major influence behind the scenes.
Cruyff is on a Bosman free deal and if Villa get him it would surely mean goodbye to Benito Carbone.
Jambos boss Jim Jefferies is desperate to cash in on 24-year-old Ritchie after losing David Weir to Everton for just pounds 200,000 as a Bosman free deal loomed.
Villa will want to get negotiations under way early next season to ensure Vassell is not entering the last year of his contract with nothing signed and tempted to leave on a Bosman free deal.