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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Right now I'm not thinking about Les Bleus," the Bosman signing said.
COSTEL PANTILIMON The duel between the 27-year-old Bosman signing from Man City and last season's Player of the Year Vito Mannone for the right to be number one is fascinating.
Spurs announced earlier this month that they had beaten a host of top European clubs to the Bosman signing of Everton fan Holtby, but the 22-year-old hinted he would be willing to move to White Hart Lane in January, rather than at the end of the contract.
You would think it unlikely, but it would be one way for Gallas to win over the Spurs fans, some of whom have still not taken to their Bosman signing.
the former Perth boss said: "along with Joe Cole going to Liverpool, Martin is the best Bosman signing of the summer.
Meanwhile, Bruce is on the verge of clinching the Bosman signing of pounds 12million-rated Paraguay international midfielder Cristian Riveros, whose contract with Mexican side Cruz Azul expires this summer.
Bradford have completed the Bosman signing of Tranmere midfielder Paul McLaren on a two-year deal.
Bruce has already made two key market moves, wasting no time in securing last term's loan signing from Arsenal, Fabrice Muamba, on a three-year contract in a sevenfigure deal a month ago, while also bringing in Bosman signing Stuart Parnaby from Middlesbrough.
And the cultured Hemdani, a Bosman signing last summer, insists they are working at dealing better with the crosses that are giving them so many problems.
JAMES McCARTHY is seeking urgent contract talks with Everton following Tom Cleverley's Bosman signing.
A summer Bosman signing, Gomis had been linked with a January exit but Swansea will rebuff any interest in the France international.
The Romania international goalkeeper has become the Black Cats' third Bosman signing after agreeing a four-year deal which takes effect on July 1 when his contract at Manchester City expires.