Premier League Clubs Also Under Investigation By FIFA, Reveals Real Madrid Chief

Real Madrid director general Jose Angel Sanchez has claimed that FIFA is looking into the Premier League, and the English clubs could face transfer window bans similar to the one imposed on his club for breaching rules on signing foreign players under the age of 18.

FIFA’s disciplinary committee said both Real and Atletico Madrid “violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration” of players under 18 years of age, and both were issued a transfer ban to last across two windows, and fined.

“I have relations with British clubs and I know for a fact that in many of these cases the disciplinary investigations have already started a while ago,” Jose Angel Sanchez said.

“I imagine that FIFA’s resources for these investigations are limited and FIFA cannot do everything at the same time, but I have the impression that this is being done at European level and that more cases will follow, one after the other.

“I have the feeling that FIFA wants to do this worldwide. I have the feeling there will be a lot of cases in the next couple of years.”

Chelsea was the last English club to be hit by a ban from FIFA, when they allegedly broke rules regarding the transfer of Gael Kakuta in 2009, but their ban was eventually lifted.

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