The Nolito signing rule again harms Leganés

The imminent signing of Nolito by Celta de Vigo from the Seville to supply the long-term loss of your goalkeeper, Sergio Álvarez, indirectly affects a Leganes who, again, feels hurt by the use that is being given to the standard, the Article 124.3 of the regulations of the Spanish Federation.

The cucumbers saw how in February the Barca took away from Braithwaite without any negotiation (closing) for, later, that the RFEF would not allow them to incorporate Bacca, with which there was agreement between all the parties so that it would be the replacement of the Danish.

Now the same regulations that protected that double blow to Cucumber's aspirations for permanence allow a direct rival of the people of Madrid to incorporate a luxury battering ram to supply a goalkeeper.

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Legal, but haggling the spirit of the rule

In Butarque they insist that Celta is not doing anything illegal. On the contrary. Take advantage of the standard's ambiguities, if only to force your spirit. Because in its genesis, this market exception was only intended to give clubs options that, in the face of long injuries to their footballers, they could sign substitutes for those same injured players. In case of NolithObviously, it does not fall within this assumption, although the norm allows it. Forward by goalkeeper.

In February, the RFEF already announced that at the end of the season they would repeal that rule that, according to the agency's own account, asked to suppress the CSD in 2016, but which they did not delete at the request of LaLiga. One idea, to delete article 124.3, which Josep María Bartomeu, president of Barça, supported during the presentation of Braithwaite. The gesture did not like a part of Leganés who showed his discomfort with the gesture.

“The rule has done us a lot of damage. Now it is very nice to say that it will be changed. I do not care if it is changed. The damage to Leganés is brutal. The feeling I have is of emptiness, of helplessness. From being the small team. As if we didn't matter. Here are families who eat this. It seems that only the big ones have them. Every weekend 12,000 people who suffer with us come in here, “Txema Indias, the club's sports director, reacted at AS at the time.

“It hurts me that the work of years is thrown away like this. That other clubs come, they take away a player from the market and on top of that they do not let us sign. My way of living is to avoid the harm to those who are next. I still live in the Yupi worlds, but there are lines that I would never like to cross ”, he concluded his reflections.