Barcelona to make last efforts to sign Reus and Cuadrado following transfer ban ruling
Barcelona will reportedly make one last ditch effort to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Marco Reus and Fiorentino’s Juan Cuadrado after FIFA decided to deny their appeal and uphold their one-year transfer ban, which will take effect when this current transfer window closes in 10 days.
According to Spanish sports dailies, AS and Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are strongly considering making the final steps to go over their budget and reinforce their squad ahead of next season’s transfer ban, which will prevent them from making any signings whatsoever.
The deals would see the two players sign with Barcelona, but loaned out to their respective sides for this upcoming season, before rejoining the squad next summer.
Barcelona understand that the price for both players will be dramatically different than It is now, as Reus’ price would be closer to €25 million and Cuadrado’s would be well below the current €40 million the Italians are requesting at the moment.
Yet, the intention is that UEFA and FIFA see that the transfer documents and contracts are signed within their legal timeframe and that their ban is being respected, while also finding a way to sidestep the ban by paying it forward.