Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona


Laporta is a 'shot' away from activating one of Barça's economic 'levers'

Published:13/05/2022 - 12:55h

Updated:13/05/2022 - 13:06h

Barcelona is looking for all possible formulas to straighten out its economy. Now, new information has revealed that the club would be very close to activating its first financial 'lever'

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The FC Barcelona wants to recover his image and status of club 'elite', so much institutional like deportivamente. It is thus that the Managerial Board would be very near to activate the first of several 'crowbars' economic to stabilise a bit the accounts of the season and 'attack' with criterion the market of signings. Everything would go through the sale of several active of the entity, as it announced it the president Joan Laporta in his last public appearance.

And it is that according to the skilled portal in sport and economy, '2Playbook', the Barcelona are to 'shot' to close the sale of 49% of his company of 'retail' Barça Licensing & Merchandising (BLM). The consortiums buyers would be 'Investindustrial' and 'Fanatics', those who would pay around 200 million euros in an operation that will have to go through the Assembly of Partners Compromisarios to be ratified.

Both companies kept in the 'orbit' of the club from August of 2021, when Josep Maria Bartomeu did reference to them in an open letter before abandoning the charge like mandator blaugrana. In said document, the ex-president ensured that so much 'Fanatics' as 'Investindustrial' formed part of the four companies that had presented an offer to do with the business of 'Barça Corporate'.

The news media also signalled the words of one of the involved in the negotiations, that preferred to keep in the anonymity. "It is something less than what initially offered in the frame of 'Barça Corporate', but the situation has changed a lot in a year and this project settled down a lot in the figure of Lionel Messi", cleared the interviewed.

The agreement with CVC, whole in signings

In principle, the idea of the entity is to do official the agreement in the weeks to come, since like this they could square all the pending accounts of the campaign without resorting to the agreement with CVC. Like this, to arrive to integrate to LaLiga Impulse, the barcelonistas would have this capital to burst into in the window of traspasos and reinforce the staff of Xavi Hernández of face to the 2022/23, where the aim is to compete by all the titles.

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