Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will be able to conduct business in the upcoming summer transfer window as FIFA temporarily suspends the sanctions earlier imposed on the two clubs due to alleged irregularities regarding the transfer of under-age footballers.
However, the two clubs from Madrid could face a tricky situation should they lose the appeal before the start of the summer transfer window in which case the ban would come into action immediately.
Transfer ban suspended till FIFA comes to a conclusion
Real Madrid released a statement claiming that the transfer ban imposed by FIFA was temporarily suspended with the two clubs keen on contesting the charges brought against them with regards to the transfer of under-age footballers.
The two clubs took to Twitter to announce the news as fans rejoiced at the prospect of signing new players this summer.
FIFA’s Appeal Committee grants us the probationary suspension of the sanction pending the outcome of the appeal
— Atleti English (@atletienglish) January 29, 2016
Real Madrid and Atletico could still be barred from the summer transfer window
As reported by ESPN, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are eligible to conduct business in the transfer window as long as their appeal is being discussed by the relevant authorities. The transfer ban will therefore come immediately into action should the clubs lose their appeal against the sanctions imposed by FIFA.
This means that both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid could still be barred from the upcoming summer transfer window should FIFA come to a conclusion before its commencement. Hence, it will be in the interest of the two clubs to delay the proceedings in order to safely conduct their business this summer.