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Barcelona have 15 days to make emergency forward signing

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Permission has been granted but who will arrive?

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Barcelona have 15 days to sign a new forward after being granted permission by the RFEF and La Liga to make an emergency signing outside of the transfer window.

According to multiple reports, the Catalan giants received the OK on Monday after both medical committees studied the club’s request.

Barcelona now have 15 days, until March 6, to make a signing. They can only bring in a player who is already registered in Spain or who is a free agent.

If they do make a signing then that player will only be eligible to play in La Liga for Barcelona and can not play in the Champions League.

It does seem likely that Barcelona will try to add to their squad, particularly as manager Quique Setien has said “it’s obvious” the club need strengthening after losing Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele to long-term injury.

A host of names have been mentioned in the last week or so including Angel Rodriguez, Lucas Perez and most recently Roger Marti and Martin Braithwaite.