FC Barcelona News: The Spanish Giants are currently in heavy debt. But as per reports, they have gotten a huge sponsorship offer that would certainly help their financial situation.
As per reports, FC Barcelona are currently in debt of €1.35 billion. This debt has been going up for the past few seasons and current president Joan Laporta blamed former president Josep Bartomeu for bringing such a situation to the Spanish club.
Owing to this, FC Barcelona’s salary cap was reduced by LaLiga before the 2021/22 season. Hence, this led to the club missing out on re-signing Lionel Messi. Even though the Argentinian was ready to take a pay cut, Barcelona could not get him registered as they were over the salary cap.
Lionel Messi’s departure last summer has led to one of the worst seasons in Barcelona’s recent history. The Spanish giants are knocked out of the Champions League, Copa Del Rey, and Super Cup. To add to this, they are outside the top-4 in LaLiga.
As per Barca Universal, Barcelona have received the biggest sponsorship offer in football history. Hence, this should help the club to ease their financial situation.
As stated earlier, the financial situation had gotten so complicated at Barcelona that they even had to let Lionel Messi leave. Joan Loparta’s board has since taken it on them to improve FC Barcelona’s financial situation and they have gotten a big boost in doing so.
Barcelona’s current deal with Rakuten expires at the end of the 2021/22 season. Following this, the Blaugrana don’t have a sponsor lined up as of now. But they have now received a major sponsorship deal from Spotify.
Spotify, the Global music streaming giant, has reportedly submitted a bid to become the new sponsor of Barcelona. They are ready to pay €80 million annually, which would make it the biggest sponsorship deal in football history.
Barcelona have also reportedly received bids from cryptocurrency firm Polkadot and Tencent gaming, among others. The former also poses a strong case for a sponsorship deal, but the volatility of the crypto market has made the board think twice.
As of now, the Barcelona board has not selected a sponsor. But an announcement is expected in the coming months.
FC Barcelona News: The club would need funds in the summer…
Barcelona want to bring in reinforcements in the summer transfer window in 2022. But with the billion-dollar debt, it is going to be very hard to bring in quality players.
Erling Haaland has been a transfer target for Joan Laporta. The Barcelona president has said many times that he would try to free up funds to sign the Norwegian. Hence, this sponsorship deal would surely help the Spanish club to secure a marquee signing in the summer.