The Commercial Court of Barcelona, in the most recent turn of events regarding this registration saga for the young Gavi, has had its say and ruled against FC Barcelona’s appeal in accordance to the initial dispute claiming that the Catalan club’s original appeal was received after the expressed deadline.
Barcelona’s own lawsuit was filed in order to appeal to the Court that Gavi be treated with similar precautionary measures as of the 31st of January regarding his new contract.
However, as a result of this ruling by the Commercial Court, Gavi now returns to being registered as a subsidiary player, and will no longer be considered a player on first-team terms. Back to his state as he was prior to the 31st of January, he will now be a member of the squad as a Juvenil A player.
As FC Barcelona already exceed the salary limit, they will be required to reduce it in order to register Gavi again as a permanent member of the first team with the Catalan club, as from June 30th, his current subsidiary contract will indefinitely expire and Barcelona would have to resign him should that possibility arise.
It now becomes integral for the Barcelona Board and Financial directors to formulate a plan to either cut wages or find another loophole.