Barcelona’s transfer ban will benefit Chelsea

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Who will Barcelona’s transfer ban affect more . . . Chelsea or Arsenal?

Date: 2nd April 2014 at 5:30pm
Written by Cal Byrne

Barcelona’s 14-month transfer embargo for the international trade of minors will have a major knock-on affect on world football. Aside from influencing the transfer policy of the club itself, having such a superpower in the game banned from buying or selling players for two windows will likely have an impact on all elite clubs, either directly or indirectly. With this in mind, we consider who the embargo is going to affect more: Chelsea or Arsenal? David Luiz was known to be high on Barcelona’s priority list this summer. The Brazilian was odds-on with most bookmakers to move to Camp Nou before the ban was announced. It was believed that Chelsea would have accepted a bid of £25m for the defender, with Mourinho seemingly to have deemed the player too unreliable. The news of FIFA’s ban ... Read More

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