Barcelona are able to sign Gavi’s replacement under special conditions

Barcelona are trying to piece together the pieces of their plans for the season as they plan for the rest of it without key midfielder Gavin. However, they could sign a replacement for the 19-year-old in January.

While there is no longer a rule allowing La Liga sides to sign a player outside the transfer window, Mundo Deportivo report that they can either de-register Gavin for the first team which would free up his wages, or sign a replacement, provided to earn 80 percent of Gavi’s salary until the end of the season.

Gavi is currently provisionally registered under a court order and it is not yet clear whether this will affect the matter, but provided it is not an obstacle, Barcelona could have around €2.6m to spend on a signing in January.

This is unlikely to give them much buying power in the transfer market, but the Blaugrana could potentially find a loan deal for a player no longer wanted by their club.

As was the case with Joao Felix, it should be noted that La Liga values ​​a market value hit against the salary cap rather than a simple increase in their salary if it is dramatically below the expected salary.