Originally Posted by moohlah
i dont think anything will happen in the the florentina case as they are not allowed to sign contracts untill they are 18 in italy (not 100% on this, just what i understand from what i read).
Yeah, Chelsea, united, liverpool and arsenal having been cleaning up on all the loop holes in the laws and that fact the most european countries cant offer a contract till they are 18. In france they can sign an "elite contract" till they get to 18 (or 16 not sure).
Chelsea got in so much trouble because they encourage the player to brake to contract by throwing money at him. It has happend loads of time in the past, normally clubs just settled out of court with compensation, but this is 1st time a team just turned around and said no thanks.