Jules Kounde’s registration has relegated one of the Barcelona players to the third division.
Jules Kounde has finally been registered by Barcelona, but it has caused a serious issue for another player on their team.
The 23-year-old transferred from Sevilla to Barcelona last month, but due to the Catalan giants’ exceeding the league’s wage ceiling, he hasn’t played in either of their first two La Liga matches.
Kounde is now legitimately registered and qualified to play Real Valladolid on Sunday night, it was established over the weekend.
In order to assure Kounde’s registration, teenage midfielder Pablo Torre, according to Relevo via Football-Espanda, has been registered with Barcelona Atletic, also known as Barcelona B.
Even though Torre’s registration with Barca B is simply a temporary measure, it might have devastating consequences.
If he is not transferred back to the first squad by Thursday’s transfer deadline, he will be obliged to remain with Rafael Marquez’s team, who play in the third division.
The 19-year-old signed a permanent transfer agreement with Barcelona and Barcelona B in June after leaving Racing Santander.
Torre’s return to Racing has been discussed, although it’s unlikely it would be ideal for his growth.
Barcelona has also recruited Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, and Robert Lewandowski to their roster this summer in addition to Kounde.