FC Barcelonahas not been able to count on one of its main reinforcements for the 2022-23 season. The French defender Jules Koundé, who arrived from Sevilla, has not been able to be registered in the Spanish League.
Financial fair play has been the obstacle for the club to enable Koundé. However, the club could solve this problem soon so that he can finally appear in the first team.
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The transference that opens the door to Koundé
The French international Samuel Umtiti, World champion in 2018, he was loaned by Barcelona to the Italian Lecce, until June 30, 2023 and without a purchase option.
Umtiti was one of the players that FC Barcelona wanted to release before the end of the summer transfer market, on September 1, in order to meet the salary limit and officially register Koundé.
The president of Lecce, Saverio Sticchi Damiani, said on Saturday that he was closely following the situation of the French international, who is seeking to relaunch his career after a practically blank season, weighed down again by injuries.
According to Sky Sport Italia and Spanish radio COPE, an agreement was reached last weekend, which provides for the Catalan club to assume a large part of the player's salary.
This movement accelerated the times for Barcelona to register Koundé and DT Xavi Hernández to have the player for Sunday's game against Valladolid.
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According to the Mundo Deportivo newspaper, Barcelona expects to send all the documentation they allow between Friday and Saturday the registration of the player, since the departure of Umtiti frees up some economic resources.
The same newspaper stated that Barcelona is still looking for the departure of another player to free up the budget. The closest thing is that of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who would have everything ready to go to Chelsea, after eight months at the club.
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