Wednesday, 15 March 2023
Barcelona unable to register Gavi in the first team
DBasia.news – Barcelona announced on January 31 that a court would allow them to register Gavi as a first-team player, despite attempts by LaLiga to block the deal. The Spanish premier division promised to appeal, and the Barcelona Commercial Court annulled Gavi’s registration, citing the fact that the Azulgrana failed to submit their documents on time. El Barca will appeal the decision.
La Liga insists Barcelona cannot afford Gavi’s 8 million euros (7.1 million pounds/8.6 million dollars) salary due to the fact that they exceed the agreed squad budget for the 2022/23 season. The court initially ruled otherwise, allowing the 18-year-old Spaniard to be registered as a first team member. But now, Barca will have to wait until the summer to sign their starlet, who is still considered a youth player.
Gavi could technically become a free agent in June should his senior deal be scrapped again. However, a Barcelona source told ESPN they did not expect that to happen. La Liga, however, maintains that the Catalan club will need to cut 200 million euros (177 million pounds/215 million dollars) from their budget to make any further signings or signings.
Barcelona face two registration challenges this summer. They still have to finalize Ronald Araujo’s deal after he agreed an extension in April 2022. The club have also insisted they will be able to jump into the transfer market to strengthen their squad next year, despite the league’s insistence that they be prohibited from doing so.