Real Madrid Investigated by FIFA For Similar Offences that Led to Barcelona Transfer Ban

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Carlo Ancelotti must be getting worried…

Real Madrid are being investigated by FIFA for irregularities in their transfers, reports the Daily Mail.

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This is similar to the situation that caused fierce rivals Barcelona to be banned from buying players for the next two transfer windows. The main problem seems to be with a 12-year-old signed in 2012 and a 14-year-old in 2013. The two young talents were brought to the club from Venezuela and signed through an intermediary, and Barcelona were penalised for a very similar reason…

The Catalan club, Real Madrid’s bitter rivals, were banned from incoming transfers due to unlawfully signing underage players between 2009 and 2013. This was in contravention of FIFA’s Article 14, which does not allow the signing of Under 18s from outside of Europe unless their parents have moved to the country in question for non-football reasons.

This news has come at the same time that the La Liga giants have made a slew of signings that look to have made the future of their squad safe. Lucas Silva, Martin Odegaard, and Marco Asensio have all been bought by the Spanish team in the last couple of months. Could this possibly represent the Galacticos preparing for a ban?

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