Athletico Madrid’s Appeal to C.A.S court of Arbitration for Sports to lift their ban which they incurred in July 2016, has been upheld, and that means that the Spanish side will not be able to Make any signings till January 2018.
Athletico Madrid breached FIFA RULES against signing of players who are Under 18 years of age, which made FIFA to inflict a ban of the club.
Real Madrid was also Banned, following the illegal signing of under aged players in 2016, but it has since been reduced when they took the issue to Court of Sport C.A.S, however Athletico were not lucky enough and their appeal to C.A.S was not successful and remains upheld,
however the financial penalty was reduced from 900,000 swiss francs to 500,000 approximately £439,873.
According to FIFA rules of transfer of U-18s.
Clubs are banned from the transfer of Under aged players to different countries, unless the meet strict Criteria, which part of them states that:
Under 18 players can only be transferred to a country unless the parent of such player live in that country, and this law is to prevent young Children from exploitation and trafficking.
Athletico Madrid have since released a statement stating the upheldment of the ban, and also stressed the negative effect the ban will bring to the team.
Athletico boss Diego Simeone who was hoping to Sign Alexandre lacazette, from Lyon, and is also believe to have secured a deal for the forward, however he will not be able to sign anymore players until the January of 2018.
The Upheldment of this ban will mean that Antoinne Griezmann may not be able to leave Athletico Madrid for Manchester United.
And the french man has earlier put a doubt on his transfer to United after he tweeted saying
“All the rumours are unfounded and my direction will be established after discussion with my sporting advisor.”