After the tough negotiation, closing the large number of fringes and presenting the player to the different fans, this start of the campaign is turning what was previously a mere formality into a somewhat more complicated matter. Registrations are gaining prominence with the various clubs juggling the famous salary cap rule. Renewals and new additions have to be approved by LaLiga to ‘have a record’ and not a few clubs are having a hard time fitting these new contracts into the budgeted expense of the national football employers. Up to fifteen players are still not registered when the first day of LaLiga Santander already began this Friday with the victory of Osasuna against Sevilla by 2-1. There are two cases that are significant for quality and quantity. FC Barcelona pressed and yesterday they managed to get LaLiga to accept the registration of almost all their signings. Lewandowski, Raphinha, Kessie and Christensen will be able to play the first game of the league competition at the Camp Nou against Rayo Vallecano, but Jules Koundé will be left out of the squad. The French central defender was the last to arrive and Barça failed to get him within the salary limit. Your registration will be easier since now Barça adjusts to the 1/1 rule, so each euro released will count.
The other most notable case is that of Real Betis due to the number of players they still have unregistered. Bravo, Guardado, Joaquín, Luiz Felipe, Luiz Henrique and Willian José are still waiting to play in the First Division. Almería is in a similar situation with Pozo, Pacheco, Medes, Baptistao, Milovanovic. Valladolid and Elche have Malsa and Pol Lirola pending registration respectively.