Barcelona are fighting against the odds to acquire the promised €40 million from Libero Football Finance AG, a company that was supposed to join hands with Bridgeburg Invest, Barça Vision’s commercial brand.
As it turns out, though, Libero has until December 15 to make the payment and everything indicates that these funds will not arrive after it emerged that the relationship between the concerned parties hit a roadblock.
If reports are to be believed, this happened because Barcelona asked Libero to make advance payments in August itself so that they could incorporate and register new players.
The German company did not pay anything, which forced Barcelona to present a guarantee of €20 million.
What will Barcelona do now?
As a result of the prevailing lack of trust in Libero, a report from SPORT has mentioned that the board of directors at FC Barcelona and the club’s financial team are now exploring alternatives over the past few months.
Their objective is to secure replacements for the financial support originally expected from the German company.
Presently, the club is engaged in advanced negotiations with two potential investors keen on Barça Vision. However, final agreements remain pending and won’t be concluded until after the 15th.
How will it affect Barcelona?
We have reported before that a lot depends on what happens with this sale and these funds are more or less related to Barcelona’s acquisition of Vitor Roque.
On the other hand, Gavi’s injury has forced Barcelona to alter their transfer plans altogether. It is said that Barcelona can now incorporate a new player within Gavi’s 80% of the salary and the team is currently deciding on whether to sign a midfielder or Roque.
If there is good news from the lever front, Barcelona will be able to accommodate both, but if not, the team from Catalonia will have to compromise.