La Liga club Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez has stated that the Los Blancos will not be signing any players in the January transfer window, despite the Madrid club facing a two transfer window ban active from next summer.
Real Madrid were given a transfer embargo on the two upcoming transfer windows after they failed to comply with the regulations regarding the signature of international minors.
Real Madrid’s city rivals Atletico Madrid have also been accused of the same and are facing a transfer ban as well.
Perez has criticized the accusations and have openly stated that Real will appeal against the embargo. Perez remains confident of overturning the decision and being able to be active in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Perez has stated that Real Madrid are in no hurry to make new signings in January as they have the best players as well as the best coach in Zinedine Zidane.
“The FIFA sanction is hurtful. It is very serious matter to smear Real Madrid’s reputation in this way. We are convinced that it is all a mistake; it is ridiculous to think that Real Madrid will be punished for a matter concerning the protection of minors.” Perez said to AS.
The Real president also stressed that the decision of not signing any players in January is not related to the ban.
It has to be noted that if Real suffers the transfer embargo, none of its players will be able to leave the Santiago Bernabeu as well. It will mean that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be able to make his way to Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United in the summer.
“He is Di Stefano’s heir and he is happy here, so he is not going to leave Real Madrid.” Perez said on Ronaldo’s situation.
Madrid are currently sitting four points behind league leader Barcelona in the La Liga table despite spending over £60 million (US $86 million) last summer.
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