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Umtiti and Coutinho involved: the unusual reason why Ferran Torres still cannot be registered


Ferran Torres was announced as the brand new signing of FC Barcelona for the second section of the season, this being one of the orders for Xavi Hernandez that the Blaugrana directive has been able to fulfill. However, not everything seems to be rosy at the Camp Nou, as a new problem looms around the offices, where Samuel Umtiti Y Philipe Coutinho take center stage. As we well know, the club is going through a delicate economic situation, which although it does not hinder them when signing, but which does not allow them to register their reinforcements in LaLiga Santander.

Before this, the Barcelona leaders already work to be able to have enabled the ex Manchester City. In fact, they have already had problems to be able to register Xavi and his coaching staff and they would not have been able to do so with Dani Alves (pending review by the Economic Control of the local tournament), if ‘Kun’ Agüero did not announce his withdrawal. .

One of the possibilities that the Barcelona team manages is the renewal of Ousmane Dembélé, which would lighten part of the wage bill. The club has hinted internally that this operation could serve to accommodate Foios, although in any case it will be from January 3, the day on which the winter market registrations open, and where LaLiga will begin to study in detail the documentation presented by Barça, to determine if the player will be eligible to play the competition.

In that sense, the exits of Luuk de Jong and Demir would not be a solution, since their salaries are not that high and the savings will not be enough. Not only because of its low chips, but because, by not reaching 5% of the CPD (Cost of Sports Workforce), only 25% of that saving can be used for the new incorporation. Given this, the situation is complicated and the only formula to be able to register Ferran Torres and, overcome the parental control of the Spanish tournament, is to achieve the exits of footballers that exceed that 5%. It is here when Samuel Umtiti and Philippe Coutinho play an important role.

Their departures are imminent

The French and Brazilian are two of the players who currently earn the most in the Catalan team and they are already working to find a way out for them. It should be noted that there are various clubs interested in their services, but the difficulties are being greatest when it comes to finding accommodation, precisely because no one is willing to pay what they currently receive at the Camp Nou.

As far as LaLiga is concerned, the body has already made it clear by active and passive to the Blaugranas that there is no other option (by regulation) for the registration of new players, in case the Financial Fair Play standard is exceeded.

In conclusion, the culé club will have to reduce the salary cost of the squad substantially or Ferran Torres will not be able to be registered. The fact that Barcelona has announced its incorporation does not imply any change of course in the negotiations that are being carried out with LaLiga.

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