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Desvelan The new main sponsor of the FC Barcelona

Published:16/11/2016 - 12:15h

Updated:16/11/2016 - 12:15h

The Catalan press desveló in the last hours, before it did it officially the FC Barcelona, which will be the new main sponsor of the team of face to the next seasons. The agreement will give a new economic impulse to the club

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The Japanese technological mark Rakuten will be the new global sponsor of the FC Barcelona, as it has been able to inform "MD" hours before the FC Barcelona had foreseen to announce it publicly. The Asian giant of technological trade sounded from does months like big candidate to take the reins left by Qatar Airways, that after this season 2016-17 will leave to sponsor to the club.

Hiroshi Mikitani, president of Rakuten, found from does days in Barcelona to announce, accompanied by the president of the FC Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu and the vice-president Manel Brook, the agreement to the that have arrived both parts of face to the future campaigns.

Rakuten, with more than 50 million users in Japan, without place to doubts will improve in economic terms and of image what contributed Qatar Airways, turning into main sponsor of the Barcelona entity from 1 July 2017.

With Qatar Airways prolonged by a year the agreement of sponsorship until 30 June 2017 in return of 33,5 million euros, but everything seems to aim to that with Rakuten the Barça will be able to perceive annually between 50 and 60 million euros, with what the income by the T-shirt will increase and the club will have a new impulse to follow reducing the debt, pay the works of the new Camp Nou and make signings mediáticos.

The agreement with Rakuten, this yes, will have to be approved by the partners compromisarios in an Extraordinary Assembly along the next weeks. The FC Barcelona, therefore, can say that it already has done the duties in this section, offering an alternative of sponsorship of guarantees for when it finish the agreement signed with Qatar Airways.

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