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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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And the champion trainer should strike early with both Bosman Rule and Verawal.
According to the Bosman rule I may sign a pre-contract to my future club at any time in the following months.
The 24-year-old would become a free agent in the summer, forcing the club to sell him at the earliest opportunity or lose him for nothing under the Bosman rule.
The Bosman rule makes it difficult for clubs to get rid of players.
PLAYERS can only move around Britain under the Bosman rule if they are at least 24 years old.
Manchester United are also interested in the player and if Spurs do not sell him he could walk out under the Bosman Rule when his contract runs out the season after next.
TEENAGE prospect Sean Christie fears the Bosman rule could "chain" him to Forfar for the next six years.
SOL Campbell signed with Arsenal on a free transfer under the Bosman rule so the pounds 27m he has cost the club will have been on salary and bonuses (Page 5, April 27).
The Bosman rule has also played a big part because I had players who were coming to the end of contracts who had their mind on their futures.
2 to Allan Main, was set to sign a new Accies contract when Weir phoned to say Saints wanted him for free under the Bosman rule.
Top clubs are suffering because they have had their fingers burnt by the Bosman rule," he added.
The Bosman rule has played a big part because I had players who were coming to the end of contracts who had their mind on their futures.