Trophies & transfer bans: What’s happening at Barça?
This week, FIFA announced that it had banned Barcelona from signing any players for the next two transfer windows for breaking the rules on signing international players under the age of 18. The Catalans have also been fined 450,000 Swiss francs (around €370,000) but have, perhaps unsurpringly, confirmed they will be appealing the ban.
The news stunned football fans, but more importantly to Barça, it shocked the club and their "more than a club" image has no doubt been somewhat damaged by this.
In my experience of going to the Catalan capital over the years, it seems that Sandro Rosell is something ...