Real Madrid transfer ban reduced to one window; can sign players in summer

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After originally being set to miss out on signing players for a full year, Real Madrid has caught a break.

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On Tuesday, the Court of Arbitration of Sport reduced the Spanish side’s transfer ban from two windows to one, according to a Real press release.

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“The decision highlights the injustice of the original ban imposed by FIFA, although the club regrets that the CAS lacked the courage to revoke the ruling entirely,” Real stated.

Following the decision, Los Blancos will be eligible to sign players again next summer.

Both Real and Atletico Madrid were handed down transfer bids from FIFA after the teams allegedly signed players under the age of 18 that didn’t meet FIFA’s bylaws between 2005 through 2014.