IPPT20100316, CJEU, Olympique Lyonnais v Olivier Bernard and Newcastle

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IPPT20100316, CJEU, Olympique Lyonnais v Olivier Bernard and Newcastle

FREE MOVEMENT


Rules requiring a 'joueur espoir' are a restriction on freedom of movement for workers
• Rules according to which a ‘joueur espoir’, at the end of his training period, is required, under pain of being sued for damages, to sign a professional con-tract with the club which trained him are likely to discourage that player from exercising his right of free movement.


No justification:
• Damages calculated in a way which is unrelated to the actual costs of the training, is not necessary to ensure the attainment of the objective of encourag-ing the recuitment and training of young players.

 

IPPT20100316, CJEU, Olympique Lyonnais v Olivier Bernard and Newcastle