Well that was a turning point which changed the game forever. Before it was easier for clubs to restrict the flow of foreign players. It was the dawn of the soccer version of free agency. Arsenal sells Samir Nasri... (a Frenchman)... to Man City for 24 mil. GBP, because if his contract expires he becomes a free agent and they get nothing for him. All of that relates back to the Bosman ruling. It also struck down the three foreigners per side quota as illegal within the labor guidelines of the EU.