La Liga president Javier Tebas has confirmed that Barcelona can’t sign Gavi’s new contract because they broke the salary cap. Gavi, an 18-year-old midfielder, signed a lucrative senior contract with Barcelona earlier this season.
La Liga president explains Gavi’s Barcelona contract block
However, La Liga has blocked the deal. Thus, Gavi is still legally bound to his old youth contract. It is likely to end in the summer. Barcelona has been paying Gavi as if he were a senior player. But there is no legal reason for the club to be paying him more than the academy wage that was written into his old contract.
If they declare their annual accounts, they may get in trouble with the law. Even though Gavi’s future is unclear. Also, he could leave Barcelona at the end of the season, 90min hears that the midfielder is not worried about it. Also, it is focused on staying at Camp Nou after this season.
When asked about La Liga’s decision, Tebas said that Barcelona must follow clear financial rules before they can raise their players’ wages. Tebas went on to say that La Liga’s rule isn’t new. Also, blamed former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu for ignoring the rules and spending too much.