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Barcelona sceptical about new La Liga sponsorship deal despite getting huge funds



According to reports from Santi Ovalle via Cadena Ser, La Liga’s operation with CVC has not been received well at FC Barcelona’s offices.

The deal between the Spanish League and CVC reportedly injects €2.7 billion for first division teams to split between signing, wages and infrastructure.

The division of funds between teams is reportedly based on historical distribution of television rights, meaning Barcelona get 11% of the total amount.

The resultant €284 million will be a 40 year soft loan, and gives the Catalans a breathing space of €42 million in the wage cap. This would help the blaugranas register not only Lionel Messi but also the new signings who are yet to be officially registered.

However, Barcelona are reportedly unhappy about the board playing with the television rights of 40 years down the line. They beleive that the operation serves the League and Javier Tebas well, but may prove to be costly for individual clubs if telecasting patters change over the coming decades.

“Bread for today and hunger for tomorrow,” say club sources. They further add, “The League cannot grant itself the right to sell these rights for 40 years.”

With the management not happy with the overall idea of the deal, explanations will be demanded in the upcoming meetings with the League. It remains to be seen if other La Liga club managements echo the thoughts of the Catalan side.

For the time being however, Barcelona will receive €42 million for raising the wage bill. In addition, another €42 million can be used to clear debt while €199 million can go towards the project Espai Barça.

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