Thursday was a landmark day for Barcelona as the club assembly approved the sale of 49.9% of BLM and 25% of Television Rights in order to generate the desired revenue in the midst of a financial crisis.
The sale of these two important assets could potentially see the club earn up to €700 million or even more. It could go a long way in helping Barça settle their debts and balance the books.
More importantly, it will offer the club some much-needed financial leverage which could prove to be important in their squad planning for the upcoming season.
In light of their expected economic boost, reputed journalist Gerard Romero suggests Barcelona will demand some of the fringe players to leave Camp Nou and look for a fresh start elsewhere.
The club want to offload their unwanted stars in an attempt to lower the cost of the workforce.
Philippe Coutinho was already shipped to Aston Villa on a permanent deal earlier this summer, and many expect the likes of Miralem Pjanic, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite to follow suit.
However, should they opt to remain at Camp Nou and take full advantage of their lucrative contract offered by the previous management, Barcelona are open to terminating their contracts, thanks to the financial aid.
The sale of BLM and TV rights may also hand Barça a major boost in their pursuit of Robert Lewandowski, Cesar Azpilicueta and others. Similarly, it will help the club finally register the two free agents in Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie.
All things considered, Barcelona’s decision to approve the sale of their two assets could become the catalyst for Xavi’s grand squad overhaul in this summer transfer window.