In this football language post we look at the phrase ‘sign a new deal‘ which is all about renewing a contract – don’t forget there are hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: email@example.com.
Sign a new deal
When a club buys a player they offer them a contract which lasts a certain amount of time, for example, a five-year contract and when that player wishes to stay at the club for longer than that time (and the club also want them to stay) then they may be offered a contract extension and in this case we can say that the player has signed a new deal. This is the same for managers and coaching staff as well; if the coach signed a new deal it would mean that they have decided to stay at the club for more time. Sometimes a club will offer a contract extension to a player to increase their transfer value which would mean that the player’s transfer fee becomes higher and so the club will make more profit on a future sale.
Example: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp signs new Liverpool deal until 2024 (BBC.co.uk December 14th 2019)