The danger of playing the League in July: 112 players, without a contract

The coronavirus pandemic has put the First Division in check. In the 91 years of LaLiga's life, he had never been in a situation like that of having to stop the championship and postpone two days, without knowing with certainty when it can really be played again. For this reason, although the employer's intention is to play the 380 games, many questions arise if it is not possible. Who would be the league champion or who would ascend and descend if it cannot be finished? But, at the same time, others arise, before other possible scenarios. If the pandemic is prolonged in time, extending the stoppage of LaLiga and it must resort to June (as long as UEFA decides to delay their European Championship to 2021) and part of July, will players who end their contract or transfer on June 30 be able to play?

The situation is complex. And is that 19 of the 20 Primera clubs would be affected Division (all teams, except Barcelona, have a loan or player that ends the June 30 contract. Date the season is set to end.) In total there would be 112 footballers involved. Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation, has already warned that they face scenarios without an established response and that they will have to be addressed. Which should be carefully studied since they will set a precedent. “The season ends on June 30, but we can take exceptional measures,” said Rubiales. after the announcement that professional football was putting the brakes on in Spain.

Leganés, who is fighting for permanence, would be the most damaging club in this situation, since they would lose up to 14 of their members: It has 12 players on loan and two end contract. Granada would be another major victim (he would lose 12 footballers), followed by Mallorca (10) and Espanyol (10), the other two clubs that are in decline along with the cucumbers. Éver Banega has a more particular situation. The player has already signed that from next season he will wear the colors of Al Shabab from Saudi Arabia. So I could not continue in the discipline of Seville. Valladolid (9), Celta (8) and Eibar (7) would be other of the most affected …

Players ending contract or assignment on June 30


On loan Contract ends
Real Madrid Areola
Seville Bonus and Reguilón Banega and Nolito
Real society Odegaard Moyá and Zurutuza
Getafe Eteboo, Cucurella, Kenedy, Jason and Deyverson Antunes
Athletic Adam
Valencia Jaume Costa and Florenzi Garay
Villarreal Anguissa Barbosa, Bruno Soriano and Cazorla
Pomegranate Vallejo, José Antonio, Foulquier, Yangel Herrera, Gonalons, Gil Días and Carlos Fernández Escandell, Koybasi, Vadillo and Soldado
Athletic San José, Beñat and Aduriz
Osauna Arnáiz and Enric Gallego Rubén Martínez, Roncaglia, Fran Mérida and Adrián López
Betis Pedraza and Aleñá Barragan
I raised Foreman Bruno González and Iván López
Alaves Roberto, Magallán, Fejsa, Camarasa and Aleix Vidal
Valladolid Javi Sánchez, Raúl García, Pedro Porro, Fernandes, Ünal and Sandro Moyano, Míchel and Ben Arfa
Eibar Cristóforo and Rafa Soares Escalante, Ramis, de Blasis, Orellana, Pedro León and Charles
Celtic Murillo, Olaza, Bradaric, Cheikh, Rafinha, Juan Henández and Smolov Sergio Alvarez
Majorca Fabri, Koutris, Baba, Lumor, Ki, Kubo, Pozo and Cucho Hernández Xisco Campos and Pedraza
Leganes Juan Soriano, Awaziem, Kevin Rodrigues, Marc Navarro, Amadou, Roque Mesa, Óscar Rodríguez, Bryan Gil, Carrillo, Guerrero, Ruibal and Assalé Javi Eraso and Szymanowski
Spanish Bernardo, Corchia, Calleri and Ferreyra Diego López, Naldo, Didac Vila, Javi López, Iturraspe and Wu Lei
Source: Transfermarkt

Although the future of the tournament is not yet known, this case is already being studied within the Spanish Federation. Since it would mean that LaLiga would be decided (championship, European positions, decreases …) without 22% of the players registered at the beginning of the season or that the teams themselves had to renew several of them almost forced to fight for their goals. The figure could be lower since some footballers who end their contracts at the end of the season are negotiating an expansion or have formulas to automatically renew, such as achieving the goal. There are many particular cases, such as Odegaard, which is only loaned for one year although there would be a verbal agreement for two, or Soldier, to end the contract, but has another option. “It is stipulated that the contracts, including the assignments, end on June 30. These extraordinary circumstances and exceptions are being studied, “federal sources point to AS.

From the footballers union AFE for now they focus on the current health crisis and defend the health of their players: “The measures should not be taken individually, but together. Now, the fundamental thing is that the health of all is guaranteed footballers as citizens who are. And that clubs act responsibly. “