Mercato: how Barça missed the recruitment of Mexican Araujo for 18 seconds

Mercato: how Barça missed the recruitment of Mexican Araujo for 18 seconds

There are worse than PSG with Hakim Ziyech. FC Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany assured Wednesday evening that the Catalan club had missed the recruitment of Mexican side Los Angeles Galaxy Julian Araujo “for 18 seconds” Tuesday evening at the end of the winter transfer window. “We did not arrive in time due to a computer error, we are trying to clarify this”, slipped Alemany on Wednesday at the microphone of Movistar +, before the kick-off of the match between Barça and Betis Sevilla in Andalusia, in a late match for the 17th day of La Liga.

“It’s probably because of the system, and since it’s 18 seconds, I don’t know what FIFA will do,” said the Blaugrana leader. Alemany added that the young Julian Araujo “is a player who should come to strengthen Barcelona Athletic”, the Barça reserve team, coached by the Mexican Rafa Marquez.

Reims missed a player for 40 seconds

According to the Spanish press, the Los Angeles Galaxy player could have been used to compensate for the departure of side Hector Bellerin. The latter was transferred to Sporting Lisbon.

Barça closed its winter transfer window on Tuesday evening and did not recruit any new players. He only registered his nugget Gavi, hitherto listed with the reserve team, within his first team. In addition to Bellerin, the Catalan club have transferred striker Memphis Depay to Atlético Madrid.

Barca aren’t the only club that missed a player for less than a minute in this transfer window. L’Equipe says that Reims had completed the arrival of the Cypriot defender of Charleroi, Stélios Andréou. But the email with the documents necessary for the transfer could not be sent to the Professional Football League until 11:40 p.m. Tuesday evening, which is too late.


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