According to Mundo Deportivo, a Spanish sports newspaper, Real Madrid will find out on Saturday if FIFA will maintain their decision to ban the club from signing in the 2017 calendar year.
Despite the importance of the expected news, Real is confident about the resources they have to revert this ban. The moment they find out the decision, they will go appeal to the TAS.
The confidence level is so high that the club has stopped rushing the transfer out decisions. Mariano, Ødegaard, and Zinedine Zidane’s son Enzo are all expected to leave in search for consistent playing time.
However, the calmness in dealing with these transfers shows that Los Blancos trust that they did nothing wrong. Any loan out that’s sealed after the decision is heard won’t be able to return in 2017.
This is not the case for the other loan outs we’ve seen this summer, including Marcos Llorente, Jesús Vallejo, Borja Mayoral, Burgui, and Diego Llorente. All of them may come back to the Bernabéu next year if the decision is upheld.
Coach Zinedine Zidane will pay close attention to the development of this situation, as it may set off his plans for next season should he continue on the job.