Barcelona signed Braithwaite via a La Liga law that allowed clubs to make emergency signings within the league. That rule might now be banned by FIFA.
When Barcelona signed Martin Braithwaite outside of the winter window, there were lots of uproar and many claiming it was injustice including the Leganes president.
The rule had been existing long before now but it just seemed to be putting the lesser club at a disadvantage.
Braithwaite was one of Leganes’ top scorer up until his departure and his unexpected exit meant the club were not allowed to sign a replacement.
The club were relegation threatened already and with only 19 points till now, it’s looking likely they might be headed for relegation.
Many argued that if Barca were allowed to sign the striker, then Leganes should have gotten the same permission. But they didn’t.
A report by Marca now says FIFA have moved to abolish the rule and it could be scrapped completely by the end of the season.
As per the report, it won’t be the first time FIFA have asked for this law to be scrapped off.
the first time world football’s governing body have requested for this particular law to be taken away.
They contacted the RFEF in 2016 over the law, but the request was turned down by La Liga.