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Players could strike in support of ex-Barcelona winger Cuenca

Spain's footballers' union are planning a strike in protest against Isaac Cuenca being banned from signing for Reus.

LaLiga is refusing to allow Reus to register the former Barcelona player on the grounds the league authorities don't believe he will only be earning 77,000 euros, the minimum Segunda División salary.

The strike, if it went ahead, would be scheduled for 29 and 30 September, matchday 7 of LaLiga, with the Real Madrid - Atlético Madrid derby in the line-up.

Cuenca had hoped to sign for Reus on a free transfer from Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

However when the club sent the documentation to LaLiga, the authorities rejected it on the grounds that in their opinion there was no way the player have accepted that amount of money, with the suspicion that Cuenca had agreed that as his official salary to avoid the salary cap, while the club would find other ways to inflate his remuneration.

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