New financial problem for Barcelona as they are told they CAN’T SIGN UP Gavi because he has signed a new contract to become a first-team player – above their salary limit – but he still CAN play with the jersey n°30 rather than with the n°6
- Barcelona star Gavi signed a new contract with the club in September 2022
- But they couldn’t register the new deal due to LaLiga wage limits
- The midfielder must instead stick to the previous terms he signed in 2020
Barcelona have reportedly been told they can’t register the wonderkid Gavi’s new contract to become a first-team player – but he can continue playing on his current terms.
The 18-year-old Spanish midfielder has shone for the Catalan giants this season, making 26 appearances in all competitions, while he also impressed for Spain at the World Cup.
He signed a bumper new four-year deal in September which included a €1bn release clause and it was the first contract he signed after the initial professional contract he signed at age 16 in 2020 – despite having yet to feature for Barcelona’s debut. team.
Barcelona have been told they cannot register Gavi’s new contract to become a first-team player
It was also expected that the midfielder would return to the iconic No.6 shirt – previously worn by Barcelona boss Xavi – as a replacement for the Gavi No.30 he currently wears.
However, according to Marcathe Catalan giants are unable to register Gavi’s new contract due to LaLiga wage limits.
Despite the departures of Gerard Pique and Memphis Depay in recent months, Barcelona are still suffering from Financial Fair Play issues and Gavi’s registration deal as a first-team player cannot be completed.
The report says they haven’t generated enough savings ahead of next season – despite their hopes – while the club are also failing to meet at least two articles of LaLiga regulations on the matter.
However, Gavi is able to continue playing under the current terms of its previous agreement.
These would be sections 101 and 93.6. Article 101 states that renewals must take into account the cost of next year’s squad and article 93.6 states that Barcelona must always present a financial plan for the next two seasons due to the different levers they have. activated.
It’s a blow to the club’s board led by Joan Laporta and Gavi will now have to stick to the terms of the contract he signed in 2020 until at least the summer.
It also means he won’t be able to move from the No.30 shirt to the No.6 – as had been planned – and Gavi hope Barcelona can register him in the near future once they sort out their finances.
It’s a blow for the board led by Joan Laporta, but they remain confident they will balance the books
These financial problems are not limited to Gavi, with the club unable to register defender Ronald Araujo’s new contract, while they are also currently unable to renew the contracts of fellow young stars Inaki Pena and Alejandro Balde.
However, Barcelona remain confident that they will eventually be able to balance the books to ensure these talented youngsters can extend their stay at Camp Nou.
It does, however, mean that Xavi is unlikely to be able to add to the transfer market this month, and as a result, he may have to make more use of the youth academy if Barcelona suffer injuries and suspensions.
His side are currently top of La Liga – leading Real Madrid by three points – as they also face Manchester United in the Europa League knockout stage next month.