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Learning English Through Football Podcast: Reach an Agreement Learn English Through Football

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In this short football language podcast we look at the phrase ‘to reach an agreement‘ after Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. You can read a transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at admin@languagecaster.com.

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Learning English Through Football Podcast: Reach an Agreement

DF: Hello everyone, this is Damian from the Languagecaster.com team – I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the start to the new season wherever you are. Now, in this short podcast we are going to look at the expression ‘to reach an agreement‘ which has been used in recent news reports about many players moving clubs in the transfer window and in particular about Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United. We use a BBC report on his move from Juventus to show how this phrase ‘to reach an agreement‘ is used.

Stinger: You are listening to languagecaster.com (in Italian).

To reach an agreement

DF: OK, agreement is the noun form of the verb to agree which of course means to have a similar opinion about something with someone. So, I agree with your idea that VAR needs to change, for example. An agreement between two different parties, groups or in this case football clubs when talking about transfers means that the clubs have decided that a player can move between these two sides. This agreement suggests that the two clubs will allow the transfer to go ahead though it is not yet at the final confirmed contract stage – this will come later. The verb ‘to reach‘ is often used with this noun, so, to reach an agreement and means that the two clubs are both happy with the transfer fee. In addition to ‘reach an agreement‘ we might also hear the following phrases:



* To be in agreement;

* To have an agreement;

* To obtain an agreement;

* To come to an agreement



Let’s have a look at some of the ways this phrase has been used in the BBC report.



* Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.

* United have agreed to pay £12.8m for the 36-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with the deal subject to personal terms

* Neighbours Manchester City had looked to be one of the favourites to land the former Real Madrid player and some reports suggested personal terms had already been agreed between the two.



So, in the first example the writer explains the main points of the story – the transfer of Ronaldo will go ahead between the two clu...

In this short football language podcast we look at the phrase ‘to reach an agreement‘ after Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. You can read a transcript for this podcast below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at admin@languagecaster.com.

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Learning English Through Football Podcast: Reach an Agreement

DF: Hello everyone, this is Damian from the Languagecaster.com team – I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the start to the new season wherever you are. Now, in this short podcast we are going to look at the expression ‘to reach an agreement‘ which has been used in recent news reports about many players moving clubs in the transfer window and in particular about Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United. We use a BBC report on his move from Juventus to show how this phrase ‘to reach an agreement‘ is used.

Stinger: You are listening to languagecaster.com (in Italian).

To reach an agreement

DF: OK, agreement is the noun form of the verb to agree which of course means to have a similar opinion about something with someone. So, I agree with your idea that VAR needs to change, for example. An agreement between two different parties, groups or in this case football clubs when talking about transfers means that the clubs have decided that a player can move between these two sides. This agreement suggests that the two clubs will allow the transfer to go ahead though it is not yet at the final confirmed contract stage – this will come later. The verb ‘to reach‘ is often used with this noun, so, to reach an agreement and means that the two clubs are both happy with the transfer fee. In addition to ‘reach an agreement‘ we might also hear the following phrases:



* To be in agreement;

* To have an agreement;

* To obtain an agreement;

* To come to an agreement



Let’s have a look at some of the ways this phrase has been used in the BBC report.



* Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.

* United have agreed to pay £12.8m for the 36-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with the deal subject to personal terms

* Neighbours Manchester City had looked to be one of the favourites to land the former Real Madrid player and some reports suggested personal terms had already been agreed between the two.



So, in the first example the writer explains the main points of the story – the transfer of Ronaldo will go ahead between the two clu...

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