FC Barcelona could be forced to insert a unique clause into the contracts of new players this summer. This clause should make it possible for new signings to leave the club on loan if Barcelona fail to register them for next season’s LaLiga. The Spanish club had many difficulties registering their players in recent transfer windows and are now looking for an alternative should they face the same problems again next season.
Last year Barcelona signed Jules Koundé from Sevilla but failed to register him for LaLiga until the final day of registration. Not only did this leave the French defender in uncertainty, the club had to move mountains to finally register Koundé in time. The problems continued during the season after Barcelona failed to register the new contracts of Ronald Araujo and Gavi, leaving both on low youth contracts.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo has now reported that Barcelona are looking to add the special clause in the contracts of new players. However, the clause could also warn players not to join Barcelona as there is a risk that they might not get registered and need to switch clubs again. The report also adds that if Barcelona fails to register a player, the club has to honor the agreed wages even if they agree to send that player out on loan.