Thursday, 1 June 2017

Athletico Madrid Transfer Ban Appeal Rejected By CAS

Athletico transfer ban appeal rejected by CAS

Spanish side Athletico Madrid have had their appeal for a transfer ban rejected by the Court of Arbitration for sport.

Athletico was banned and fined by FIFA last year following a breach in rule over the transfer of foreign players under the age of 18, they were also fined £622,000.

They will be unable to carry out transfer transactions until January 2018, this will affect their pending transfer, with a deal for Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette already made.

Athletico Madrid released a statement : The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed the appeal presented by Atletico Madrid against the penalty imposed by FIFA's Disciplinary Committee on the case of registering players under age and that was ratified by FIFA's Appeal Committee, reducing the financial penalty, but maintaining the prohibition of registering licenses in the next transfer market period.


"We consider that the decision to support the prohibition of registering players in a second period, corresponding to the summer of 2017, supposes a comparative disadvantage and discriminatory treatment to our entity, since recently and in a similar case, the penalty was partially lifted, allowing to register players starting on July 1. This ruling is unfair and causes an irreparable damage to our club.

This ban will come as a huge blow to Manchester United who are interested in a move for Antoine Greizmann, with this ban Athletico will want to hold on to their front man as they will be unable to sign a replacement.

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