Barcelona's statement on Gavi's LaLiga registration in full

Barcelona's statement on Gavi's LaLiga registration in full

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The Catalan club secured a victory in commercial court on Tuesday morning

Barcelona can now register Gavi's new contract, signed last September, with LaLiga following a court ruling on Tuesday.

Gavi, who will wear the No. 6 shirt moving forward, had previously been registered as a youth team player but will now be officially a member of the first team.

Barça confirmed: "Today the Nº10 Commercial Court in Barcelona has made a decision agreeing the adoption of the unusual, provisional measure consisting of “urging the Spanish Football League (LFP)” to do all that is necessary so that the player Pablo Páez ‘Gavi’ can be registered as an FC Barcelona First Team player before the close of the winter transfer market at 12.00am CET. 

"The decision comes following a request made by FC Barcelona last Friday, in light of the refusal of the corresponding body of the LFP to accept the player’s registration despite the Club considering that all necessary requirements had been met to do so, just as the Court has decided provisionally. 

"The decision recognises the authority of the LFP and considers there is a principle of legitimacy in FC Barcelona’s claim and that the failure to register the player before the end of the transfer window would imply the player's free agency and therefore cause serious, irreparable damage to FC Barcelona. 

"La Liga has been notified of the verdict arrived at by the court and the player can now be registered as a first team player." 

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