Reporter Jang Bo-in = Spanish professional football club FC Barcelona failed to meet the winter transfer market deadline and missed the player they were trying to recruit.
According to ESPN on the 3rd (local time), the International Football Federation (FIFA) has not approved the transfer of LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo (22) to Barcelona.
Barcelona, which aimed to strengthen the right-side defense, promoted the signing of Arauho this winter, and it is known that they agreed to raise the transfer fee to 4 million euros (approximately 5.4 billion won) with LA Galaxy. 토토사이트
Arauho, who joined the Galaxy Reserve team in 2018, stepped on the first team stage in 2019 and played a total of 107 matches (2 goals) in the official match, establishing himself as a main player.
An American-born Mexican, he went through the US national team by age group and participated in the 2019 FIFA Under-20 (U-20) World Cup. From 2021, he also has the experience of joining the Mexico A national team and playing 3 matches.
However, Barcelona, which was trying to embrace ‘expectations’, could not complete the transfer. This is because the documents were submitted a little after the deadline for the transfer market on the 31st of last month.
“We couldn’t get Araujo’s paperwork on time because of a computer error,” said Barcelona general manager Mateu Alemani. “We’re 18 seconds late. We’ll see what decision FIFA makes.
A FIFA spokesperson told ESPN that Araujo’s transfer process was not completed in accordance with the rules and that the contract would not be recognized.