Skint Barcelona 'will NOT field highly-rated Yusuf Demir until February due to curious contract situation'
BARCELONA will NOT field wonderkid Yusuf Demir until February because of a contract issue, according to reports.
The teenage wonderkid is on loan at Barca from Rapid Vienna this season.
He has so far made nine appearances for Xavi's side, with his next set to trigger an £8.5million permanent transfer.
Barcelona have been impressed by the winger and want to complete a deal.
But they cannot afford to pay the £8.5m fee in January.
According to Sky Sports, Barcelona will wait until February to trigger the deal, in order for the payment to come out of their budget for next summer.
This means that Demir, 18, will have to bide his time for the next six weeks.
Prior to joining Barca, he made 38 appearances for Rapid in his native Austria, scoring nine goals and forcing his way into his national team.
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Despite his contract situation Barca brought him on for his ninth appearance of the season for a four-minute cameo against Bayern Munich last week… in a game they already trailed 3-0.
Skint Barca are trying to plot transfer moves, despite their perilous financial state.
In recent days they have been linked with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Chelsea trio Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Christian Pulisic.
They are set to lose ex-Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, however, with the Argentine expected to announce his retirement from football tomorrow due to a heart issue.
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