All You Need To Know About The Madrid Clubs Ban By FIFA
Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will not be able to register any new players during the next two transfer windows and this throws up several questions:
1. Can they recall loan players?
Yes. Real Madrid and Atlético can call back players who are away on loan, as long as no money changes hands between the two clubs involved.
2. Despite not being able to register anyone, can they still sell players?
Yes, the ban does not stop Real Madrid or Atlético from offloading players.
3. Does the ban affect club coaches?
No, coaches are not included in the FIFA transfer ban. In other words, Real Madrid and Atlético can change coaches if they want to.
4. Can they bring players through from their respective B teams?
Yes, the FIFA ban does not stop the two clubs from bringing players through the ranks to strengthen their first teams.
1. Will the children involved also be punished?
If the sanction becomes official, the children involved at Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will not be able to play until they are 18 years old. There is one exception which could be that of Zidane's sons and Garay's brother. In both cases it is proven that they moved to Madrid for family reasons. FIFA are looking, in these cases, to see if the only reason they moved was football.
2. Could the appeal be unsuccessful and it end up in the CAS, meaning both clubs could sign players in the summer?
The legal procedural deadlines should allow for both clubs to be able to sign players in the summer. Considering the timelines involved in taking the case to the CAS, it is unlikely that the sanctions will be finalised by June. The same thing that happened to Barcelona will happen; they will be allowed to sign players. FIFA have a lot at stake sanctioning clubs as big as Atlético and Real Madrid. The decisions are political and the governing body likely won't be able to stand in their way in the summer.
3. Can the players loaned out by Real Madrid and Atlético be registered in 2016?
They will not be able to register new players, but players that have been loaned out in the current season by the clubs will be able to be registered. These players are already on their books.
4. Will Barça's precedent harm the Madrid clubs?
Although they are separate cases, it will harm the Madrid clubs due to the sanction that Barça have just completed. There is no conclusive case law, but FIFA intend to pursue the matter along the same lines as with Barcelona.
5. Does the sanction also affect the B-teams?
Yes, both clubs' B-teams will also not be able to sign players during the sanction. They are part of the same institution and therefore will be sanctioned the same way. This prevent clubs who are under transfer bans from shelling out money to add players to their reserves and then promoting them to the first team.
The FIFA sanction allows players on loan to be recalled provided that no money is paid as part of the move.
Fábio Coentrão (27 years old). He is playing for Monaco on loan after extending his deal with Real Madrid until the 2018/19 season.
Marco Asensio (19 years old). He completed the pre-season with Real Madrid last summer and then went out on loan to Espanyol, where he has impressed.
Jesús Vallejo (19 years old). He was signed from Zaragoza, and is currently on loan to the same club.
Diego Llorente (22 years old). He is playing on loan for Rayo Vallecano, having made 11 La Liga appearances.
Lucas Silva (22 years old). Real Madrid decided to loan the Brazilian out to Marseilles.
Josuha Guilavogui (25 years old). The French midfielder is currently on loan to Wolfsburg.
Alessio Cerci (28 years old). On loan at Milan, he is under contract with the 'Rojiblancos' until June 2017.
Léo Baptistão (23 years old). Signed in 2013 and has had several loan spells (Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano...). He is at Villarreal this season.
Javi Manquillo (21 years old). He was on loan to Liverpool last year, and this season he is playing for Marseilles.
Borja Bastón (23 years old). He will rejoin Atlético from Eibar at the end of this season, and then a decision will be made as to whether he stays with the first team or not.