tapping a player

What is tapping a player?

tapping a player meaning Illegal approaches to a player who is under contract with another club, as AGENTS and other clubs have to ask the present club’s permission before talking to their players. The expression comes from the idea of tapping someone on the shoulder.

 

reference: Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com: World Cup 2010 Glossary of Football Words and Expressions

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