Joan Laporta makes La Liga request as Lionel Messi’s contract stalled
Joan Laporta has once again called for more “flexibility” from La Liga on the current salary cap situation in Barcelona.
Clearly above their salary cap, Barca are unable to register a new contract for Lionel Messi, nor the new contract of their four new recruits Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal.
The Blaugrana are working on solutions, trying to slash the salaries of their top earners while looking to sell high earner players they no longer need.
But progress is slow with less than two weeks until the start of the new season, while the actual deadline for registering new players is only four weeks.
Clubs must register players before the start of September so that those players can compete between that date and January, which means time is running out.
And as Barca continue to desperately seek answers, club president Laporta has once again called on La Liga to be more flexible.
“We would like more flexibility from La Liga if possible, as other leagues across the continent have done for teams,” he said, as quoted by Marca.
âThen we could recruit other players.
âAs for Messi, it’s going well. We try to resolve the issues that need to be resolved.
âThey are important, but we are moving forward. ”
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