La Liga president explains why Gavi’s Barcelona contract was blocked

La Liga president Javier Tebas has confirmed that Barcelona’s salary cap breach has prevented them from registering Gavi’s new contract.

18-year-old midfielder Gavi agreed the terms of a lucrative senior contract with Barcelona earlier this season but his deal has been blocked by La Liga, meaning the teenager legally remains on his previous youth contract which expires in the summer.

Barcelona have been paying Gavi as a senior player and may encounter legal troubles when they formally declare their annual accounts, given there is no legal basis for the club to be paying anything above the…


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