Does the player have no saying on the transfer of himself at all?

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by midnightman, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. midnightman

    midnightman Member

    Sep 15, 2004
    Is anyone clear on this subject?
  2. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Well he has the right to say no....

    But if the club want him out, then he really has only one option...

    The club can cancel his contract (like they did with Vieri and Figo)
  3. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In theory, yes, a player can refuse to sign a new deal with the buying club, and the transfer collapses. Of course, he now knows that he's not wanted by his current club.

    A contract cannot be cancelled unilaterally without cause. The player would be entitled to a buyout (unless the contract specified otherwise). Contracts can be cancelled by mutual consent (I think that was the case with Vieri).

    For example, Luis Figo's contract has not been cancelled, in fact Real Madrid want a transfer fee from Liverpool.
  4. Neo¹

    Neo¹ Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    I wonder if Robbie Savage really snubbed Everton to go to Blackburn Rovers.
  5. Hrvat

    Hrvat New Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    Zagreb, Croatia
    It all depends on what is the player-manager contract like. Here, we had a lot of cases where young players, enthusiastic because of the start of their career would sign anything, without reading the contract or some legal advice. In the end, the manager would simply own him.

    When it comes to clubs, I guess no club will buy a player who openly says he wouldn't go there.
  6. RichardL

    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    more importantly, they wouldn't be able to. It isn't possible to transfer a player against his will.

    Players' contracts can't really be cancelled either. In some cases clubs will pay-off an agreed proportion of a player's contract to get him off the wage bill, but it's still up to the player if he agrees to it or not.
  7. aloisius

    aloisius Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    He has all the saying.

    Nobody can force a player to sign with anyone.

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