Catalan giants Barcelona will take their attempt to register Arda Turan to the Court of Arbritration for Sport (CAS) if they fail in an appeal to world soccer governing body FIFA, according to media reports in Spain.
The Nou Camp based side intend to argue that they have the right to register the summer recruit as a replacement for Rafinha, who has suffered a long-term injury.
There’s a clause that allows players to be registered outside the transfer window in the case of a long term injury, but FIFA are of the stance that Barca’a transfer embargo is still in effect.
Barca however believe the embargo ended with the summer transfer window and their case will be heard by FIFA’s Court of Appeals.
If this fails to sail through then the next step would be CAS, and Barca will also bring the case of teenagers prevented from
playing or training with Barca and their teammates, as a result of the sanction on Catalans for signing U-18 players from outside Spain.