The leaders of FC Barcelona can breathe. After activating various economic levers, the Catalan club still could not register its new recruits: Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessié, Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen or Ousmane Dembélé, considered a new player after signing his new contract ( formalization took place after June 30). The reason ? On the sale of TV rights to Sixth Street, Barça mentioned a total capital gain of 667 million euros over the medium term. A sum disputed, rightly by La Liga, attributing only 517 million to the Blaugranas. Amount actually affected by Barça in this operation.
Thus, to succeed in balancing the balance between expenses and income, FC Barcelona should generate additional income by selling assets. In this case, the thinking heads of the club have chosen to sell a new quarter of Barça Studios, to the investment fund GDA Luma this time, against 100 million euros. If the sale was slow to take place and Barça could fear the worst, it is now official. Excellent news for the last second in La Liga since this new influx of money will allow the upper echelons of Barcelona to register at least a few players for their league debut this Saturday against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou.
Barça soon out of the woods!
“FC Barcelona announces the sale of 24.5% of Barça Studios to the company Orpheus Media, headed by Mr. Jaume Roures, audiovisual producer with extensive experience in the creation of audiovisual and digital content, for an amount of 100 million euros. euros. This agreement complements what was already signed on July 29 with Socios.com and will serve to accelerate the growth of the Club’s digital, NFT and Web.3 strategy. The sale was carried out in accordance with the authorization of the General Assembly of FC Barcelona Members held on October 23. With these investments, the strategic partners of Barça Studios demonstrate their confidence in the value of the project and the future of digital content in the world of sport”specifies, in this sense, the press release of the club.
It should be noted, however, that Barça will most certainly need more money to be able to register the seven players recruited. If the Catalan board is currently working on these various registrations, Barça also hopes to obtain various salary reductions, in particular with Frenkie de Jong, Busquets or even Gerard Piqué. According to the latest information from four sportsthe 35-year-old Spanish defender has also agreed, to help his club, to further drastically lower his salary to reduce what his management owes him.
FC Barcelona announces the sale of 24.5% of Barça Studios to the company Orpheus Media for an amount of 100 million euros. This sale will accelerate the growth of the Club’s digital, NFT and Web.3 strategy.
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