Barcelona has yet another problem to contend with, as some players currently out on loan must try to resolve their now dubious future.
The most pressing issue is the question as to who will be responsible for the extra time they spend on loan paying the players.
It looks like the players will stay in their temporary clubs until the end of their respective seasons, but they will have to be paid.
For example, Coutinho is unlikely to leave Bayern Munich until the end of August, meaning that somebody will have to cough up the approximately € 5 million that two months of his total salary.
Todibo, who is also on loan with Schalke in Germany, is a player which the Catalans desperately seek to sell on. When they sell him before June 30, they’ll have to be able to discuss something with his new club that fits his loan transfer when they try to.
Leagues are thus now expected to continue until 30 June, when all loan deals come to an end, and there is absolute doubt regarding how the contractual problems that will arise will be handled say.
Barcelona currently has four first-team players: Philippe Coutinho, Carles Alena, Rafinha Alcantara and Jean-Clair Todibo loaned out.