Bad news for Real Madrid, great news for Manchester United…
Over the past few months, consistent speculation has suggested that Real Madrid were set to receive a transfer ban similar to the one imposed on Barcelona over the past two windows. Today, AS have confirmed the news announcing that both Atletico and Real Madrid will be landed with severe sanctions.
Although the bans have not yet been confirmed, they are apparently due to how the clubs acquire young players and AS claim that FIFA will communicate their decision to the Madrid based clubs at some stage today.
It has been suggested that the ban will also include the current winter window (as well as the coming summer’s) but many believe that the two clubs will postpone that sanction by appealing the decision which may offer them a chance to make some moves in the coming weeks.
Regardless, it seems there is one winner in the heavy punishment laid down by FIFA…
Having been endlessly linked with a transfer to the Bernabeu last summer, David De Gea’s move to Real Madrid fell at the final hurdle and the Spaniard ended up signing a contract extension at Old Trafford.
However, numerous reports have claimed that the Spanish stopper insisted on a low buyout clause so that Real could come back in for him next summer, but with the transfer ban now handed down, it appears De Gea will be going nowhere anytime soon.
Needless to say, Manchester United fans are feeling rather pleased with the news.
Wen De Gea hears that Real Madrid has been bannef from signing players pic.twitter.com/L4roZrZ2o2
— †☆IG:@Kayshaddy☆† (@KayShaddy) January 14, 2016
Madrid banned for two windows?? David de Gea is home
— Deedee (@Deeengr) January 14, 2016
De Gea staying at United due to Madrids transfer ban
— Michael (@MichaelCzepak) January 14, 2016
If this is true, De Gea stays for another season!! Praise the Lord! https://t.co/bKHmpMrv5L
— Kailash Athreya (@_HSALIAK) January 14, 2016
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid handed transfer window ban. LOLOL. DeGea ain’t going no where.
— M.Carrick ❤️ (@ManUniteddMUFC) January 14, 2016
DAVID DE GEA IS STAYING !!!!!!!
— Kin♠️ (@AJsWorld_) January 14, 2016
De Gea stays till at least 2017 omds
— M (@dyballocks) January 14, 2016
At least we won't have to listen to bullshit stories about De Gea going to Real all summer
— Dan Checketts (@Dan_Check8) January 14, 2016
Great news for united fans with these Madrid transfer bans. David de gea now can't be bought by real so another year at the Reds!
— Jay Catton (@JayCatton) January 14, 2016
— Hally (@NHalimahM) January 14, 2016