Madrid - Real Madrid released a statement late Monday saying it complies fully with FIFA's rules on transfers involving minors, after acknowledging that football's governing body is looking into previous deals.
Earlier, during Lucas Silva's presentation, club director Emilio Butragueno said he knew FIFA had asked the Spanish federation for documents relating to the transfers of minors to Madrid over the past five years.
Butragueno said "we are in agreement with FIFA in this matter," and that we will continue collaborating with them in everything that is asked of us. We are absolutely calm about how Real Madrid has proceeded."
FIFA exerts rigid control over international transfers of minors.
In the statement Madrid says FIFA has asked for information about 51 players, but said a majority of them were exempt from regulations for various reasons.