Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed the deadline by which Barcelona will have to register its billboards of new players, putting pressure on Manchester United to draw a conclusion. transfer For Frankie de Jong.
Despite the financial uncertainty surrounding the club, Barcelona have spent much of this summer on the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kaundé and Rafinha, while Andreas Christensen and Frank Casey have also arrived on free transfers.
However, none of those new signings have been registered with La Liga before the new season, with Barca expected to sell de Jong. United Will balance the books and smooth out that process.
Speaking at the unveiling of Coundé as a Barcelona player, Laporta revealed that the club was working hard to register his new arrival within the next fortnight.
“We are making every effort to register the signatures,” he said. “We have to do it before August 13.”
The club’s president claimed he was ‘optimistic’ they would do it, adding: “Let’s hope the league sees it this way too.”
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Although a €85m fee has been agreed, de Jong’s proposed move to Man Utd has stalled in recent weeks as he is owed £17m in earnings after a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic.
Barcelona have not yet indicated that they will return the money to the player and 90 minutes understands that the situation has reached the point where United are ready to force a transfer through By contributing to the repayment of deferred wages payable to the midfielder.