Real Madrid and Atletico confident they acted properly amid transfer ban talk

The two clubs say they are “relaxed” after a report claimed they were facing heavy sanctions similar to the one received by Barcelona last year

Real Madrid and Atletico insist they have acted properly in the recruitment of young players and claim they are “relaxed” after reports on Tuesday night suggested they were facing a two-window transfer ban.

Cadena Ser reported the two clubs were likely to be sanctioned by Fifa for repeated violations of the rules and regulations regarding the transfers of international youth players in a punishment similar to the one handed to Barcelona last year, which means the Catalans are unable to sign any players in 2015.

But both clubs claimed on Wednesday that they are not expecting a ban.

“We are sure we won’t have any problems,” a Madrid source told Goal. “We are relaxed.”

Madrid made an official statement back in January when news of a possible sanction surfaced for the first time and the European champions remain confident the stories will come to nothing.

And Atletico took a similar stance, a spokesman telling Goal: “At the moment these are just journalistic reports. Our posture is that we handed in the documentation that Fifa asked for and we are relaxed because we have collaborated with Fifa in their investigation.

“All of the licenses were processed and approved by the Madrid Football Federation and the Spanish Football Federation. And unless there is anything official, we won’t make any comment other than that.”

Source: Goal