Barcelona's attempt to register Gavi BLOCKED by La Liga with midfielder still listed as academy player
- Player can't be registered despite new contract
- Still considered academy player
- Barca unable to pull more "levers"
WHAT HAPPENED? Due to financial regulations imposed by La Liga, Barcelona are unable to register their Spanish maestro, who is still listed as an academy player. The midfielder penned a new deal in September, but La Liga ruled that Barcelona have a negative balance, and are therefore unable to register any new players, according to The Athletic. This has come as a surprise to the club, who thought they would be able to officially register their 18-year-old after the departures of Memphis Depay and Gerard Pique.
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