Date: 31st July 2018 at 5:30pm
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The club released a statement yesterday confirming that the club have been hit with a transfer embargo by the EFL.

It followed a spokesman from the league telling the BBC earlier on the day that the club had been informed of the ban on July 13th, with details of the requirements for having it lifted.

Fans on Twitter were not surprised by the announcement but disappointed by the lack of communication from the club over the past couple of weeks:

Verdict:

The statement doesn’t tell us anything more than we already know, but at least we are not relying on hearsay or rumour anymore. It seems likely that the EFL will only lift the ban once we generate more income from player sales.

Press Association Sport journalist Nick Mashiter says the club are hoping the sell-on fee from Stoke selling Jack Butland before deadline day could hope, but really, they shouldn’t be relying on the keeper being sold.

It’s likely other players will need to be sold or Garry Monk will be unable to make any new additions before August 9th. The club have obviously given the manager assurances that this will be sorted out going by his recent interviews, but the club have not delivered on their promise so far.

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