Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase ‘to complete a move‘. You can understand more about the word or phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
This week’s football phrase is ‘to complete a move‘, which means to sign a contract with a club, to move to another club.
This week saw the closing of the transfer window, the time when clubs buy, sell and loan players. Some players, however, can be sold in or out of the transfer window – they are free agents, they do not have a contract with a team. Liverpool loaned their big striker Andy Carroll to West Ham and failed to sign their target, Fulham attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey. There was talk of them wanting Italian and ex-Juventus star Del Piero, but the Italian completed a move to Sydney FC leaving the Reds short of attacking options. To complete a move