Shock news this morning as FIFA announce that Barça have been banned from signing or selling any players during the next two transfer windows, summer 2014 and winter 2014/15. The punishment is a result of irregular dealings in signing 10 youth players who appeared in tournaments between 2009 and 2013.
Not much more to say about this as I’m gobsmacked. Don’t yet know how this will affect Valdés and Ter Stegen as Valdés is finishing his contract and theoretically will be a free agent. It also looks like we’re going to have to wait even longer to get our centre-back. Barça have been given 90 days to appeal.