How Computer Error Forced Barcelona to Miss Deadline Day Signing by 18 Seconds

How Computer Error Forced Barcelona to Miss Deadline Day Signing by 18 Seconds

  • Barcelona's transfer issues continued after the Catalan club missed the deadline to sign LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo
  • The Spanish giants agreed a deal for the Major League Soccer star on deadline day, but a computer glitch delayed the deal
  • Barcelona is pushing to reclaim the La Liga title from rivals Real Madrid and entered the transfer market to boost their chances

Imagine not signing a player because of a computer glitch.

Well, that’s the story of Barcelona after the Catalan club missed the deadline to sign Julian Araujo from LA Galaxy due to computer error.

On transfer deadline day, Barcelona attempted to wrap up a move for the right back from LA Galaxy and had agreed terms with the player and his MLS side.

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Barcelona missed out on signing Julian Araujo from LA Galaxy on deadline day by 18 seconds due to computer error. Photo by Shaun Clark
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According to Sport Bible, the deal could however not be concluded after the Catalan giants missed the deadline by 18 seconds, due to an error with a computer.

Barcelona's sporting director, Mateu Alemany confirmed the club arrived late to submit the bid for Araujo by 18 seconds due to a computer error.

The La Liga giants had hoped to sign Araujo to replace Hector Bellerin who departed the Catalan club in deadline day to join Sporting Lisbon.

Barcelona hoping FIFA approve deal

Meanwhile, Barcelona have hopes of signing LA Galaxy fullback Julian Araujo as they are hoping FIFA will sanction the transfer of the defender despite missing the deadline for his bid, Tribal Football reports.

Bureaucratic issues with LA Galaxy and the MLS thwarted the deal before the market closed, and Barcelona is now waiting for FIFA to approve the transfer.

Araujo trained at the Barça Academy in Arizona and has dual nationality: American and Mexican. The defender joined the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2018.

Alemany unaware of Araujo transfer

Earlier, Sports Brief reported how many times do you see a club director not have an idea of a player coming into his team? Well, welcome to Barcelona.

The Catalan giants put in a late move to sign LA Galaxy defender, Julian Aruajo on transfer deadline day, and it seemed the club’s sporting director, Mateu Alemany was unaware of the deal.

Alemany was stopped by journalists while leaving Camp Nou on transfer deadline day and was asked about the progress of the deal.

Source: Sports Brief News