How does the financially ailing FC Barcelona with a debt burden of around 1.35 billion euros want to be able to afford the services of Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern? In short: by pushing every pain threshold to the limit.
Salary cuts for stars: FC Barcelona is trying to scrape together every penny for the transfer of Robert Lewandowski. One measure is salary cuts of up to 50 percent, which should primarily affect captain Sergio Busquets (33), Jordi Alba (33) and Gerard Piqué (35). This is reported by “Deportes Cuatro”.
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Player sales and balance sheet trick: Transfer income should flush more money into the empty coffers. According to “Mundo Deportivo”, Frenkie and Luuk de Jong, as well as Martin Braithwaite, Samuel Umtiti, Oscar Mingueza and Riqui Puig are to leave and bring in 100 million euros. In addition, the salary payments of the players are to be spread over several years – a trick to improve the balance sheet .
Sell stadium name and licenses: It has also been clear since April that Barca’s legendary home ground will be called “Spotify Camp Nou” from 2023 to 2034. This “breaking a taboo” from the point of view of Spanish Mieden should bring in 435 million euros. In addition, hundreds of millions of euros are to be raised through the sale of merchandising shares and TV rights.