Meet the seven (7) unregistered Barcelona players ahead of the first La Liga game on Saturday, including Robert Lewandowski.
In less than 48 hours, Barcelona will begin their La Liga campaign when they face Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou on Saturday night.
Following the club’s successful transfer business and the form they displayed in preseason, fans were extremely excited to start the new season. But in recent days, all the excitement has subsided, only to be replaced by anxiety.
It’s because Barcelona hasn’t officially registered any of their new additions even though their season opener is just one day away. In fact, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Jules Kounde, Barça’s five newest players, are still all unregistered.
Along with the five, Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele have not been registered by the Blaugrana despite having renewed their contracts with the team.
It has raised doubts about the club’s ability to finish the legal procedure in time for the season opener against Rayo Vallecano.
According to recent reports, the club officials have given La Liga the required paperwork and are confident that the registration will be finished by Saturday morning.
In a recent update on the situation, journalist Adria Soldevila stated that Barcelona believed they could register at least four players before Saturday’s match, if not all seven unregistered stars.
It will be interesting to see who Xavi and company decide to register first in this situation so that they can be available for the opening match against Rayo Vallecano.
According to reports, Robert Lewandowski is confident he will play for Barça on Sunday. Then there is the provision in Kessie and Christensen’s contracts that would permit them to quit without penalty if their request is not registered in a timely manner.
Barcelona is therefore in for a challenging and busy few days as they must make some crucial choices to complete the registration process and get the team ready for the team’s opening match against Rayo Vallecano.