The transfer window before the start of the 2020-21 campaign is open and there have already been many big signings.
Among the top five European leagues, Premier League has been the most active in the transfer market and LaLiga has almost no new major signings.
A weird LaLiga rule has come to light now, which is causing problems for the top Spanish clubs to sign new players.
Transfer journalist, Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “If Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Barça are not signing any top player on this summer is because of La Liga rules. ‘You’ve to sell players then you can buy again’.”
If Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Barça are not signing any top player on this summer is because of La Liga rules. ‘You’ve to sell players then you can buy again’. That’s why Memphis Depay deal is ready to be completed, but stalling waiting for players to be sold by #FCB. 🔵🔴— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 15, 2020
The prime example of this rule’s victim is Barcelona-Memphis Depay transfer deal. The Netherlands striker has already agreed on personal terms with Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais are also ready to accept their offer but Barcelona can’t sign the striker unless another striker goes out, in this case, we’re talking about Luis Suarez.
Ronald Koeman doesn’t have Suarez in his plans for this season and Juventus are interested in signing the Uruguayan. But Suarez wants to stay at Camp Nou and this is the thing which is making the Depay signing complicated.
According to the LaLiga rule, if Suarez or any other forward doesn’t go out, Barcelona can’t sign another forward.
This has been a weird rule by LaLiga and you can definitely see its impact on the top clubs in Spain. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid don’t have any new signings while Barcelona has only a swap deal of Arthur-Pjanic completed with Juventus.
LaLiga needs to rethink this rule or else they will fall behind other European leagues.
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