Barcelona have made some attractive moves in the market this summer, thanks in part to the economic levers utilised by club president Joan Laporta that includes the approval of a 25% sale of the club’s TV rights.
Barça had generated over €200 million by selling 10% of the rights to Sixth Street earlier in the summer. This week, they are poised to sanction the sale of the remaining 15% to the same American fund, potentially generating up to €330 million.
While much of this revenue is likely to be utilised in repaying the loan taken from Goldman Sachs, Barcelona believe they can register the newer signings and balance the books overall, if they pull off one more economic lever before the start of the season.
According to ARA, Barcelona have multiple options on the table, including the sale of 49% of Barça Studios as well as the 49% of BLM.
However, the club are sure they can balance the books if they can only sanction the sale of Barça Stadios. The amount generated from the sale will be enough for the season ahead, as a result of which they believe that the sale of BLM will not be necessary, at least until next year.
Alternatively, Barça can offload Frenkie de Jong in the summer. The Dutchman is an important part of this jigsaw as he is currently sitting on a lucrative salary and is regarded as one of the best midfielders in Europe.
It means the former Ajax starlet can not only free up a chunk of Barça’s wage budget but also help the club generate a sizable transfer revenue, which should be enough, to a point where the club might not need to sell BLM.