So I invoked the Bosman ruling
because I was out of contract but left without telling Alex.
The Bosman ruling
and our league system have also hardly helped.
TOP AGENT Phil Smith has warned that the Bosman ruling
is a "double-edged sword".
The Bosman ruling
was a victory for players, whose salaries shot up.
The Bosman Ruling
turned top players into millionaires overnight when the European Court of Justice decreed that they could move as free agents on the expiry of their contracts.
The Continent's governing body have committed to investigating the state of the game 10 years since the initial impact of the Bosman ruling
, which Uefa feel has led to the distorting of traditional values.
HARRY KEWELL'S transfer to Liverpool demonstrates that the Bosman ruling
has an awful lot to answer for.
The 24-year- old had his contract with the first division club cancelled by mutual consent earlier this month which allowed him to begin the search for a new side before the end of the season, when he would havebecomea free agent under the Bosman ruling
However, QPR are keen to get him on board should he get back to 100-per- cent fitness although from Boro's stand point they'll receive no fee as the player is out of contract at the end of this term and under the Bosman ruling
will become a free agent.
THE Bosman Ruling
has put its fair share of players on the breadline but a growing number of top stars are making a killing from relaxed transfer rules.
The Football League are firmly behind FIFA's bid to reduce the effects of the Bosman Ruling
on clubs - and will make sure their opinions are heard.
The 31-year-old Frenchman has signed a three-year deal at St James' Park after becoming available under the Bosman Ruling