Transfer Ban Upheld for Atletico Madrid

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Altetico Madrid’s transfer ban upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport can potentially cause damage to the club by not being able to sign new players this summer.

The Spanish side has been faced with a consequence back in July 2016 after registering players under 18 years of age, without taking into consideration the FIFA rule that prevents child trafficking and luring youngsters from their home country.

“This ruling is unfair and causes an irreparable damage to our club,” Atletico expressed their resentment.

The club’s rivals, Real Madrid have been banned for the same offence but the banning-order was halved on appeal.

Atletico added that the decision amounts to “comparative disadvantage and discriminatory treatment” of the club, given rivals Real will now be able to sign players in the transfer window that starts on 1 July.

Nonetheless, CAS have said to reduce Atletico’s fine from 900,000 Swiss Francs (£719,793) to 550,000 (£439,873).

Despite the sticky patch going on in the club, Champions League semi-finalists Atletico are geared with full confidence to continue competing at the same level in the next season. The club finished third behind Real and Barcelona

Also, the club will be allowed to sign new players on the 1st of January 2018.

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