Barcelona, who are currently serving a transfer ban imposed by FIFA for the rest of 2015, have shown this week that the ban is a toothless joke
Despite supposedly not being able to sign players, the Catalan giants have gone ahead and scooped up Atletico Madrid’s bearded playmaker Arda Turan for a fee of €34 million.
The 28 year old Turkish international captain will not be able to line up behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar until January, so technically Barcelona haven't broken the conditions of their ban, but the whole thing seems very shady.
The player had been a target of both Manchester United and Chelsea, but opted for five months off before taking to the pitch with the European Champions.
It does make you wonder why FIFA would even bother imposing a ban, if a club like Barcelona can sidestep it like this, but this is FIFA we're talking about.