Thursday, April 01, 2010

ECJ judgment omits calculation of training costs

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that compensation designed to protect clubs training young players does not constitute an illegal restriction on freedom of movement under Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), as long as the compensation is based on the cost of training that player. However, the ECJ has failed to specify how the cost of training a player should acceptably be calculated.

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