A wild end to the January switch window
Barcelona couldn’t full the signing of LA Galaxy full-back Julian Araujo on Deadline Day as they missed the 12am time restrict by lower than a minute, based on a number of stories from Catalan media.
The Blaugrana spent the final 24 hours negotiating a deal for the Mexican teenager and had lastly reached a deal with Galaxy that was then authorized by Main League Soccer. However a slight delay in ending up the paperwork meant that the contract was not despatched in time to the Spanish Federation places of work, so the deal was not accomplished.
However Barça haven’t given up but. The Catalans will attraction to FIFA on Wednesday seeking to current sufficient proof that they certainly despatched the paperwork via in time and hope that the choice is overturned they usually can announce Araujo’s signing. It’s an enormous mess, and one more instance of why Deadline Day is pure insanity.