Barcelona could face further transfer sanctions from FIFA

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Barcelona have once again stopped bringing new talent into their La Masia academy, amid fresh fears they could face more sanctions from FIFA.

The Catalan club are currently under a transfer embargo after the club were found guilty of repeatedly breaking transfer regulations. 

Despite signing Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal in the transfer window, the players will not be registered with the Camp Nou club until their ban is lifted in January.


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However, according to Spanish newspaper AS, concerns are growing that the club could be in for another sanction, as meetings have been held over the the last couple of days to address their non-compliance with Article 19, of regulations for signing under-age players.

The issue has been marked as 'extremely high priority' by officials at La Masia and the Camp Nou, and a complex situation has arisen from the damage already done.


The club believe their model institution is being 'massacred' by FIFA and they currently have a lack of understanding over what his going on at the minute.

Office staff at Barcelona are working hard to regulate some of the players' documents, but the situation has led to Barca's Cadet side travelling to a tournament in Madrid with only a dozen players. 

The Catalan club will be hoping there are no more sanctions heading their way, as their famed La Masia academy takes further hits. 

Having produced talents like Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi, Barcelona could miss out on their next batch of first-team stars, as FIFA look to clamp down on the signings of under-age talent.


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