Real Madrid has been banned by the FIFA from signing new players until January 2018 for allegedly breaching the rules of transfer of foreign players aged under-18.
The Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has stated that this is a stupid decision and that the team will be making an appeal to this ruling.
It is believed that Zinedine Zidane’s sons are among the players that have been wrongfully transferred, and this is what caused the FIFA to ban Real Madrid. The manager said that he could not understand all the fuss about this issue. He said that his sons were born in Madrid and that given that he is a former player of the team it is natural that they want to play for the Real Madrid’s youth team. He said that is the most absurd decision that he has ever seen and that the team is going to fight it.
Speaking about the new season, Zinedine Zidane said that he is confident and that the team will be able to mount a serious challenge for the title. He said that Real Madrid would also be doing everything they can in order to win the Champions League. He believes that he has a strong squad to cater for the domestic competition as well as the Champions League.
Indeed, Real Madrid has only signed one player this season. Alvaro Morata was signed from Juventus, but the Spanish side failed to bring Paul Pogba into the team as the latter prefer to return to his former club Manchester United.
Zidane said that this is not a big issue as he believes that he has quality players in the team and that his squad is more than enough to compete in the various competitions that Real Madrid will be participating in.