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Barcelona: Christensen and Kessie could leave as free agents next week

Christensen and Kessie at Barcelona
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The Catalans are yet to register the contracts of their new signings.

Andreas Christensen and Frank Kessie could leave Barcelona as free agents if the club fail to register their contract before this weekend.

The club’s well-documented financial issues have prevented them from registering the contracts of their new signings.

Barca have tried to offload a number of players from their wage list while activating three’ financial levers’ so far this summer. These efforts, however, have not been enough to sort out Barca’s contract problems.

As Barcelona prepare for their La Liga opener this weekend, ESPN claims they could soon lose two of their new signings.

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Kessie and Christensen could reportedly walk away from the club if Barca don’t register their contracts before this weekend.

Both players have the ability to terminate their Barca contracts as they have joined the club as free agents.

Barca have not registered the contracts of any of their new signings. However, Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Jules Kounde don’t have the same freedom as they haven’t joined Barca as free agents.

ESPN claims Barcelona officials have remained optimistic about registering the new contracts. The club are pushing to sell a number of their first-team players, with Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay being on their sell list.

The Catalans are also on the verge of activating another ‘financial lever’ that could help with registering the new deals.