When I was reading News of Real Madrid - Di Maria set to be released, I saw following sentence:

Real Madrid management seem to have decided to let Di Maria leave on a full basis.

What does this mean(especially full basis)? Does that mean Di Maria will leave Real Madrid?

  • Can you clarify (in the question, preferably), why you're confused about this sentence? Otherwise, we could needlessly be explaining words like let and leave, when you're confused about full basis. – J.R. Apr 19 '13 at 2:22
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    To answer this question, I think one might have to understand the ins and outs of how that football league is run. It sounds like a technical (contractual) term within that domain. For example, in American sports, we talk about free agents, restricted free agents, etc.; outside that, the meanings of those expressions aren't discernible. I just Googled "leave on a full basis"; this question was at the top, but it was followed by news about soccer players. Evidently, it has to do with how players leave a club, and who pays what money to said player. – J.R. Apr 19 '13 at 8:06

In this sentence, "full basis" is used in opposition to "temporary basis". In lot of pro sports you can let a player go to a foreign team on a temp basis, for various reasons: strike cutting a season short, early season elimination, promotion of the sport (like Canadian hockey player doing a season or two in europe or european soccer player in the US), foreigner going back home to play for his national team...

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