Real Madrid could stockpile a bunch of Premier League stars after they were banned from doing any transfers during the next 14 months, according to The Guardian.
The Galaticos, together with city rivals Atletico Madrid, were banned from registering new players in the next two transfer windows by FIFA. Their disciplinary committee said the two clubs “violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration” of players under 18 years of age.
Pending appeals, neither club will be allowed to register new players until the summer of 2017, as they will be locked out of the next two transfer windows next summer and winter. However, both clubs may register new players during the current transfer window until it closes on February 1.
Therefore, Real is willing to go all the way this month to secure reinforcements. They are also less likely to sell their current stars, like Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Which is a blow to the likes of United and PSG.
David De Gea is once again mentioned as a target for the Spanish giants. The United keeper was close to joining them last summer, but the deal didn’t pass in time for the Spaniard to switch teams.
Other names from Premier League stars are out there as well. Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, John Stones and Sergio Aguero are all on Real’s £250 million shopping list, with Juventus’ Paul Pogba completing it.