"With the Bosman ruling
the player holds the cards.
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".
This is the biggest football case the ECJ has handled since the 1995 Bosman ruling
, which scrapped nationality quotas in club football.
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.
Come tomorrow, 10 years will have passed since the Bosman ruling
allowed footballers to move freely at the end of their contracts.
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.
Abel Xavier's departure from Goodison Park is the latest example of the power the Bosman ruling
has given to players.
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.
Barlow, transferred from Wigan on a Bosman ruling
, made no mistake with the penalty.