FIFA have granted the provisional suspension of both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid’s transfer bans for the next two transfer windows.
Both clubs had been punished by FIFA’s disciplinary committee earlier this month for breaching regulations governing the transfer of players who were yet to be 18. The fifa bans do not affect the current window, but neither club will be able to bring in new signings in the summer or next January.
Real Madrid in an official statement on its website said;
“Real Madrid C. F. has announced that the FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to provisionally suspend the sanction imposed on the club.”
Atletico Madrid’s statement reads;
“The FIFA Appeal Committee has granted the probationary suspension of the sanction imposed by the Disciplinary Committee of said body that prevented our club from signing national or foreign football players during the next two full periods of recruitment.
“The probationary suspension of said sanction shall be applied pending the outcome of the appeal filed by our club with the Appeal Committee of the maximum global governing body of football. It stated that our club did not agree with the sanctioning resolution and, at the same time, we considered that we had acted within the law in all cases.”