Two Barcelona new signings are expected to leave the club for FREE if they are not registered before Saturday La Liga game.
Newest signings: According to ESPN, if they are not registered before Saturday’s LaLiga opener against Rayo Vallecano, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie could both leave Barcelona for free.
Christensen and Kessie both left Chelsea and AC Milan for Barcelona earlier this summer on free transfers. But neither has been registered with the Spanish league with three days until the start of the new season.
According to numerous reports, both players may elect to sign a clause allowing them to leave for free if they are not registered before Barca’s season-opening match against Rayo.
Similar summertime arrivals Jules Kounde, Raphinha, and Robert Lewandowski have not yet been registered with LaLiga, and Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele’s contract extensions have not yet been registered either.
It’s said that because Christensen and Kessie joined Barca for free, their situations are slightly different. As a result, they would be allowed to leave for nothing before the transfer window closes if they so desired.
The president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, continues to express optimism that all seven players will be registered in time, according to sources, but Barca are running out of time before the start of the season. At this point, there is no indication that it will come to that.
Because they have until the end of the month to register signings, Barcelona would try to contact the players’ agents in the worst-case scenario to prevent such a drastic outcome.
By selling 25% of their domestic television rights for 25 years as well as a 24.5% stake in Barca Studios, Barca has spent more than €150 million this summer and raised more than €600 million.
There is still not enough incoming money for Barcelona to be able to register every signing and contract renewal, though some could be registered right away, a league as per multiple reports. This would depend on the price and how the deals were combined.
As a result, Barca is looking to sell an additional 24.5% of Barca Studios while also pursuing wage negotiations with other players, such as Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique.
Pique’s wage reduction from the previous summer made it possible for Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia to register on the eve of the previous campaign, and similar moves from Busquets and Alba made it possible for Sergio Aguero to sign with the league before the transfer window closed.
Barca’s LaLiga-imposed spending cap, which was the only negative limit in the league at the end of last season, was -144 million euros, and it will need to be significantly increased to account for all of their summer activity.