Barcelona could face a major stumbling block in registering Marcos Alonso’s extension with La Liga.
Barcelona’s financial woes hit another new low as LaLiga ‘won’t allow them to register Marcos Alonso’s new contract’ just days after they also failed to get approval for Gavi and Ronald Araujo’s new deals
Alonso signed a new contract at Barcelona on Friday afternoon, committing himself to the LaLiga giants until the end of the 2023-2024 campaign.
The 32-year-old has added experience to the La Blaugrana squad since his free transfer from Chelsea last summer after a prolonged exit with the Premier League giants.
Due to Barcelona’s ongoing financial issues, they were only able to ratify a 12 month contract for the La Roja international, ahead of the 2022/23 season.
The club confirmed last week a one year renewal for the veteran full back following weeks of talks with his representatives.
However, the situation could be complicated further, with La Liga questioning Barcelona’s ability to afford the deal.
Cadena SER’ reports that La Liga believe that Barcelona will exceed the salary cap this summer so they have not allowed the renewal to be processed. This does not mean that it will not be possible later on. It just means that the board will have to wait for some time before the deal can be completed. The deal itself is not under threat.
But then, why have the club been able to announce these renewals if they still cannot formally process them? It is because one thing is an agreement has been reached with the footballer and another is for the league to register it. Therefore, Barca, aware that it is only a setback, will wait calmly for it to be resolved.
Marcos Alonso has earned the right to stay at Barcelona in a season in which he has made 20 appearances so far, 12 of them as a starter. His versatility has been key in moments in which his coach has needed replacement to cover the gaps left by a defender hit by injuries at certain periods of the season. His good performances when he has been asked to carry out this role has meant he has been given approval to stay
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As per reports from Diario Sport, registering Alonso’s new contract before the end of this season would put them over the edge of the league’s salary limit.
That is likely to cause a delay until at least June, with Ronald Araujo and Gavi also waiting on their new deals to come into action at the Camp Nou.