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Barca Transfer Ban, Thoughts?
Just been announced today that Barcelona have been hit with a 14 month transfer ban for breaching underage player transfer regulations meaning they won't be able to buy or sell players until Summer 2015. I think it's right that this happened as FIFA have layed down the rules for one the world's biggest clubs and enforced punishments correctly.
It does leave Barca with a problem though as long standing goalkeeper Victor Valdes is set to leave at the end of the season leaving a huge gap in Barca's starting XI in which they were hoping to fill this summer with German keeper Marc-André Ter Stegen (reportedly). Presuming the transfer ban isn't lifted upon an appeal by the club, Barca won't be able to sign a new keeper for a whole season most likely resulting in below-average long term understudy Jose Pinto becoming the first choice keeper for a season.
What are your thoughts? Will Barca appeal to FIFA's decision? do you think the transfer ban is just?