Barcelona don’t want to be hurt by their own players. Neither Abde Ezzalzouli nor Nico Gonzalez can take on their parent club with Valencia or Osasuna, respectively, this season.
Although there was no place for either at the Camp Nou this season, the two were loaned out with a clause in place that will prevent them from lining up against Barcelona.
This is according to Mundo Deportivo, looking ahead to Valencia‘s game against Barcelona at Mestalla on October 30.
Abde, on loan at Osasuna, is in the same position. Barcelona visit El Sadar in the final set of fixtures before the World Cup on November 9.
Alex Collado, though, does not have this clause inserted in his loan agreement.
These ‘fear clauses’ are not permitted in continental competitions, but neither the RFEF nor LaLiga have banned their insertion. They are allowed to be in place in Spain.
Real Madrid don’t use fear clauses
Unlike Barcelona, Real Madrid eliminated their use of fear clauses in 2019. Before the 2019/20 season, Los Blancos decided to remove them from all loan contracts.
Then, Martin Odegaard, Sergio Reguilon, Borja Mayoral, Oscar Rodriguez, Takefusa Kubo, Andriy Lunin, Javi Sanchez, and Jorge de Frutos were on loan from Real Madrid.