3. The Decent Professional
This player never get huge cheer from the crowd because he’s always busy chasing after another showboater who has lost the ball. He is considered too boring to be interviewed by television, despite of being an established pro in the top flight.
According to the press, any club tries to sign him, it’s a sign of ambition and if a club lets him leave, its performance will be worsen. Expect to hear the manager confess how he wishes to have eleven of the player, before letting him leave as a free agent.
4. The Established International
This player has probably played and scored in World Cup, and is playing for his third or fourth club after a series of transfers with increasing fees. He’s about 26 or 27, and is at the peak time as an appreciating asset, and hence the cynical agent taking 25% of his salary and transfer fee will try to get one last big payday out of his talented client. Not many clubs can afford this kind of player that they have the tendency to huddle at about six or seven clubs across Europe, which leaves fans to moan about an unbalanced or uncompetitive league.
5. The Bosman Free Transfer
The Bosman Ruling was a long, tiring and boring court decision, but to calm it down, means that clubs would have the right to ask for a transfer fee for a player who was out-of-contract. When this ruling came in effective, it prompted players running their contract down and moving to another club for free willingly. This is one of the reasons footballers’ wages at the top level is increasing. This is usually either a young player wishes to decide which club he will play for without the club getting involved, or an ageing player who is past his best, being let go by his club, but still value by another club that being able to offer something.