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Barcelona considering pulling another financial lever for extra income

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Barcelona made headlines during the summer when the club used multiple economic levers to generate revenue and sign a series of top players including the likes of Jules Kounde, Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, among others.

The economic levers were essentially club assets that were sold to companies. One of them included the sale of Barça Studios, while the club also sanctioned the sale of 25% of its TV rights, generating sizable revenue.

In another such move, Barcelona are considering the sale of BarçaTV+, in an attempt to generate further revenue, reports Que T’hi Jugues.

BarçaTV is a streaming service run by the club itself. It has a premium platform offering exclusive content such as interviews and post-match pressers, in lieu of a subscription. But one of the major reasons why the club are now considering its sale is that the platform is generating losses.

This has led Barcelona to contemplate on sanctioning the complete sale of the service to a private entity, a move that could result in serious revenue.

The said revenue could greatly help Barcelona balance the books, especially ahead of a crucial summer transfer window where the Catalans will be asked to reduce a significant portion of their wage bill, in order to adhere to the Financial Fair Play regulations.

However, the process could turn out to be quite complicated given that investors will not be easily attracted to the fact that BarçaTV runs on losses. Sanctioning its sale may mean that the club will have to offer the other entity access to the club’s facilities and perform mandatory functions in order to improve the financial output of the platform.

But the minute questions and details remain unanswered for now and a lot may unfold over the coming months.

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