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Definition of transfer list in English:


A soccer or rugby club’s list of players available for transfer.
Example sentences
  • The 23-year-old midfielder has been on the transfer list since 2001, however he still played a major part in their survival last season.
  • You'll not be caught with a player on the transfer list for over a year here.
  • He's still on the transfer list but it's not a big deal because if anyone came in for him, and no one has, we wouldn't sell him.


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(transfer-list) [with object] Make (a player) available for transfer: the striker was fined and transfer-listed (as adjective transfer-listed) the transfer-listed goalkeeper
More example sentences
  • A player who was transfer-listed during his time there and had to continually prove his worth, he was also part of the squad which was forced to accept wage cuts last year.
  • Hundreds of players have been transfer-listed across all clubs in an effort to reduce their wage bills, which can be astronomical in some lower divisions.
  • It is to that end that he expects to keep the seven players he transfer-listed last month, even though the transfer deadline does not apply to Championship clubs.
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