Atlético Ban Upheld
Where else to start than with the big news that Atlético Madrid had their transfer ban upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The ban came about due to irregularities with youth transfers.
Atlético lose transfer ban appeal. Can’t register players this summer. Impacts futures of Lacazette, Griezmann (but he has release clause)
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 1, 2017
It’s difficult to see the club sanctioning sales for key players as replacements can’t be registered until January 2018. Then again, they probably aren’t too mad about that given…
Griezmann won’t join Man United because of Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban. pic.twitter.com/MuBicmx9fK
— Mohamed ElNneny (@ElNnenyM) June 1, 2017
Silver linings, right?
Aubameyang to PSG?
The first casualty from Thomas Tuchel’s departure may be star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with PSG looking to bring him back to France.
PSG have agreed a €70m deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose name I have most certainly copied and pasted.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 31, 2017
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) June 1, 2017
With Cavani bulging nets for fun in France, we’re inclined to believe Zorc on this one. Aubameyang has already made it clear that he’d only swap Dortmund for Real or Barcelona. Barca aren’t interested and Madrid seem to have their sights set elsewhere.