Debt-ridden Barcelona sold their TV rights to bring footballers into the team in the new season. Apart from this, the home venue Nou Camp also raised money by renting out wedding and birthday functions. After recruiting footballers, the job is to register them in the league. The new season of La Liga will start on August 12. Before that, the Catalans sold 24.5 percent of their studio to finance the registration of the Lewandowskis.
By surprising everyone, Barcelona has joined several star players in the team change season. The Catalans have brought in Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich for 45 million euros, Rafinia from Leeds United for 58 million euros and Jules Kunde from Sevilla for 50 million euros. Apart from this, Frank Casey from AC Milan and Andres Christensen from Chelsea also joined their Barca on free transfers.
After all, it was difficult for a debt-ridden club to recruit such high-profile footballers. The club president Juan Laporta has done that job very well. For this he had to provide money sometimes through TV rights, sometimes Camp Nou rent etc. This time, he collected money to feed the new footballers who joined the team by selling the studio. Barca sold their studio 24.5 to Socius.com for €100 million.
told Laporta media, ‘We are trying as much as possible to get everyone registered. What we need to do before August 13. We are optimistic about this.’
Barca has been in debt since last season. The party is struggling to reconcile expenses with income. For that reason, the salaries of star players are also cut during the Corona period. Lionel Messi, one of the best players in their history, was also forced to leave due to a salary cap. At the end of last season, their debt amounted to almost 1 billion euros.
Meanwhile, for quite some time, there were reports in the media that Barcelona wants to exclude the Dutch player Frankie de Jong from the team. And Manchester United is interested in taking him to the team. The Dutchman is reluctant to leave Barca despite a hefty contract between the two clubs. It is heard that the English club Chelsea has openly contacted Barca to bring De Jong to the team. Barca hopes to earn 60 million euros by selling De Jong.