Barca react to FIFA u-turn

Barcelona have ‘responded positively’ to FIFA’s decision to suspend their transfer ban, a statement read.

The game’s governing body had handed the Blaugrana a two window ban after they broke rules regarding the purchase of under-18 players.

However, after an appeal by the Camp Nou outfit, FIFA provisionally upheld the sanction whilst they re-evaluate the case.

“FC Barcelona has responded positively to the decision announced today by FIFA’s Appeal Committee to provisionally grant suspensive effect to the appeal made by the Club against the sanction imposed by FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee,” a statement claimed this afternoon

“The sanction was announced by the FIFA Disciplinary Commission last April 2 and prevented the Club from signing players during the next two transfer windows. FC Barcelona presented an appeal against the measure within the required period.

“FC Barcelona declares its utmost respect for the resolutions pronounced by the bodies responsible for sporting justice.”

FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee are not expected to come to a decision before July 1, so the Catalan giants will therefore be allowed to sign players this summer.

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is expected to arrive from Borussia Monchengladbach, whilst several others, including Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte could also be coming in.