When a player moves from one club to another we call this a transfer. If a club pays another club money for the player then this is called the transfer fee but sometimes no money changes hands and so the exchange is known as a free transfer. When a player’s contract is up at one club then he can leave on a free transfer to another one. Sometimes you will see the phrase ‘on a Bosman‘ used to describe this kind of transfer named after the first player to move in this fashion back in the 1990s.
- Example: The player left the club on a free transfer after playing for more than ten years.
- Example: The striker left Arsenal for Man City on a Bosman .