New transfer rule shoves players’ commitment into uncertainty

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There is yet another change pertaining to players transfer waiting to come out in the sun. Vital Football reports that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has formulated a new rule that inclines the balance of power in football from the clubs to the players even more.

According to the new rule, a club and the player will have a certain protection period when the contact between them will have to be sustain in all terms. But after that period is over, the player will have the option to leave the club for any other club after paying off the remainder of his wages. The new club in turn will get the player on the cheap.

This rule is clearly biased towards the players and provides more power to the players. While the Bosman rule was a laudable phenomenon, this new law by the Court of Arbitration for Sport is certainly not a good one. Vital football fears that the English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur could lose their star striker Dimitar Berbatov—who could leave White Hart Lane in the summer anyway— for a paltry £1.3 million, which is the Bulgarian international player’s salary in one year.

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