The news that Spanish giants Real Madrid have been banned from registering players for the next two transfer windows may have potentially scuppered several transfer rumours which were floating around by the bar here in the Transfer Tavern.
One punter points out that Madrid’s La Liga rivals Barcelona, who were handed an identical punishment in April 2014 for breaching the same rules on the transfer of under-18 players, still managed to purchase Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal last summer.
Although both players were prevented from playing until the current window opened, they were still able to agree deals with the Nou Camp outfit.
However, the group of Real Madrid fans over by the dartboard are quick to point out that Barcelona failed to attract big name players like Paul Pogba whilst they were subject to the transfer embargo.
Despite the fact that they are still able to sign players, they will not be able to be registered until the summer of 2017 and whilst they can still sell players without restriction, it is unlikely that any big name players will leave the Bernabeu without the possibility of them being replaced.
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