FOR 10% OF THE TV RIGHTS
Barça is about to close its first 'lever' for 200 million euros
Published:27/06/2022 - 23:53h
Updated:28/06/2022 - 01:30h
The directive of the FC Barcelona is obliged to close one of the financial 'levers' before Friday, July 1. The first of them could be the sale of 10% of television rights for the next 25 years
The FC Barcelona is very near to concretise the first of the 'crowbars' financial fiancées by the directive. According to the television channel 'Four', the club will announce the Thursday the sale of 10% of the television rights of the club by the next 25 years with the group North American investor Sixth Street, which will credit little more than 200 million euros to the club by the operation. With this money, Joan Laporta will be able to close the exercise 2021-22 in green numbers.
This is key to begin to incorporate signings, since in this moment the club can not buy to any player because of the negative heritage of 450 million euros accumulated, in addition to the limit salarial negative of -114 'kilos' that prevents to fulfil with the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga. "There are operations already done, but LaLiga follows a criterion very restrictivo and urges to do an operation that want that we do and that yes would generate a minimum 'fair play', and is the sale of 10% of the television rights", explained Laporta in an interview with the newspaper 'L'Esportiu of Catalonia'.
LaLiga Expected that the Barça accepted the offer of the investment fund CVC Capital Partners, but the directive opted for looking for other more profitable options. In this sense, Laporta could have bent by Sixth Street, group investor with which the Real Madrid signed an agreement in May by the cession of the rights of exploitation of some businesses in Santiago Bernabéu in return of 360 million euros.
For the moment, the managerial blaugrana has not confirmed neither denied the news filtered by 'Four', by which expects that the agreement finish oficializándose the Thursday. With this, the club will be able to close the incorporation of his two first signings: Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen, both enclosed from does a pair of months. The Danish already sacked formally of Chelsea and expects his arrival to Catalonia in brief.
The sale of BLM, next 'crowbar' for transacting
The following step for Laporta is to concretise the sale of 49,9% of the society Barça Licensing and Merchandising (BLM), a negotiation whereby the club could ingresar around 300 million euros. This capital will give break to the finances of the club and will allow to manage the arrival of at least a pair of reinforcements to the staff, as long as it attain free mass salarial with several pending exits, between them the ones of players like Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Óscar Mingueza, Martin Braithwaite and, possibly, Frenkie Of Jong.