Andreas Christensen removes Barcelona post and reverts to former Chelsea Instagram profile picture after it was revealed his contract will allow him to leave for free if Barca are unable to register him
- Andreas Christensen deletes a post of his new club from his Instagram profile
- The Danish international has also reverted to his old Chelsea profile picture
- As free signings Christensen and Franck Kessie could leave Barcelona for free
- Pair have clauses in their contracts at Camp Nou which would allow departures
- Recruits Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde are also unregistered
Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen removed a social media post following his arrival at the Catalan giants and has reverted to his previous Chelsea profile picture.
The Danish defender has changed his Instagram profile picture back to a photo of him in Chelsea colours with a Champions League winners’ medal around his neck, having deleted a post for his new club made more recently.
Christensen joined Barca this summer on a free transfer after five years in west London, but on Wednesday it was reported by ESPN that he and fellow recent arrival Franck Kessie can leave for free as a result of a clause in their contracts.
Andreas Christensen has deleted a post of his new club Barcelona from his Instagram profile
Although the alteration to the Dane’s social media profile is not as yet indicative of anything more than a change of taste, Barca fans will surely be worried at the latest development in what has been a rollercoaster window at the Camp Nou.
Christensen joined Barcelona after five years at Chelsea
Christensen and Kessie joined the Blaugrana this summer from Chelsea and AC Milan respectively but are yet to be registered by the club due to their ongoing financial issues, which have proved to be a thorn in the foot of the club all summer.
The club faced a similar problem following the signing of Ferran Torres in January, which led to a number of financial moves being made in order to register the forward.
The Blaugrana are also yet to register fellow summer signings Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde, while the contract renewals signed by Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto have not been recorded either.
However, due to the fact that Christensen and Kessie moved to the Camp Nou on free transfers – a clause in their contracts will allow them to depart for free.
Barca have splurged over £100million on signings this summer, yet it is believed that they are not done there. The Catalan outfit have also been linked with a swoop for Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso ahead of the window shutting.
Barcelona are yet to register new signings Franck Kessie (left) and Andreas Christensen (right)
Yet ESPN have noted that Barcelona president Joan Laporta is confident that all seven players will be registered ahead of the tie with Vallecano.
While if they are unable to do so, they will aim to resolve the issue with the players’ agents because they have until the end of August to list players with the Spanish top-flight.
Barca kick off their LaLiga campaign against Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou on Saturday, however it remains to be seen whether the seven respective players are registered in time for the game.