Cash injection for Barcelona!
The club has sold part of its television rights for more than €200m. The club announced this on Thursday. The company Sixth Street is investing 207.5 million euros in exchange for ten percent of the television rights for the next 25 years.
Can Barça now afford Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski (33)?
Barça’s club debt of 1.35 billion euros led to the departure of superstar Lionel Messi (35/free transfer to PSG) last year. The deal with Sixth Street is now supposed to deliver new money. The Catalans described the agreement as “an important step towards improving the club’s financial resources and competitive position.”
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A commitment from world footballer Lewandowski should also be made possible. Barça had recently made a third offer for the goalscorer: 40 million fixed fee plus 5 million bonus payments.
According to BILD information, Bavaria will not accept this offer either! Bayern should only start thinking about a transfer fee of around 50 million. Means: The Catalans would have to refill again.
The door: “We activate economic levers and implement our patient, sustainable and efficient strategy to strengthen the financial base of the club.”
According to the club, the transaction now gives Barcelona a total capital gain of 267 million euros for the current season. Is that enough to get Lewandowski?
This back not only delights Robert
In mid-June, two proposals from Laporta for the short-term development of new sources of income were accepted by a clear majority at a general meeting, including the sale of media rights. The sale of a 49.9 percent stake in Barça Licensing and Merchandising (BLM) was also approved, which should bring in 200 to 300 million euros. Barça hopes that a total of around 700 million euros will flow into the empty club coffers.