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The enforceability of pre-contracts in football

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 By John Shea

The advent of the transfer window and the Bosman ruling in 1995, which enabled players to agree to join a new club six months before the player’s contract with his present club is due to expire, has meant that pre-contracts between clubs and players have become increasingly common. Pre-contracts come in many different forms but generally speaking it is an agreement providing for the player to join the club on a future date.  

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John Shea

John Shea

John is a senior associate in the Sports Business Group at Lewis Silkin specialising in contentious, regulatory and disciplinary issues for clubs, agencies, governing bodies and athletes

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