Barcelona is still working to get its high-profile newcomers registered for La Liga despite uncertainty involving their arrivals.
Barcelona announced the sale of an additional 24.5% of their production company for €100 million to Orpheus Media as the fourth economic lever they used to make sure their new recruits are all register for LaLiga season.
Despite persistent financial difficulties, the Catalan giants were able to secure the services of series of players such as Franck Kessie, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, and Robert Lewandowski.
Barcelona have sold 24.5% of Barça Studios to Orpheus Media for €100m as they’re now set to activate the 4th lever. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB
This is Barça plan to register the new signings and then proceed with other deal as Marcos Alonso, agreed with Chelsea/player one week ago. pic.twitter.com/dvyuIA51wk
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 12, 2022
But their joy have been short lived after the Spanish side have reportedly failed to register their new additions for the forthcoming league season.
The club’s president, Joan Laporta, stated last week that a considerable amount of effort had been put into raising money to enable Barca to achieve LaLiga’s pay caps before the season kicks off.
The company Socios.com purchased 24.5% of Barca Studios last month for €100,000,000. The Blaugrana also sold 10% of their LaLiga broadcasting rights to the American investment firm Sixth Street.
A second agreement for a similar stake in Barca Studios has been revealed, but sources have suggested that the club is still having trouble complying with LaLiga’s regulations.
The club statement reads;
“FC Barcelona announces the sale of 24.5 per cent of Barca Studios to the company Orpheus Media, managed by Mr Jaume Roures, an audiovisual production company with a long history of producing content, for 100 million euros. The agreement complements the one signed on 29 July with Socios.com and will help to accelerate the growth of the club’s digital, NFT and Web.3 strategy. With this investment the strategic partners in Barca Studios show confidence in the value of the project and the future of digital content in the world of sport.”
FC Barcelona announces the sale of 24.5% of Barça Studios to the company Orpheus Media for an amount of 100 million euros. This sale will serve to accelerate the growth of the Club's digital, NFT, and Web3 strategy.
More information 👉 https://t.co/Q7v9c8WFy7
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 12, 2022
According to reports, Barca is prioritizing the registration of their recent signings, but they are reportedly still interested in signing Marcos Alonso of Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Manchester City star player – Bernardo Silva has also been mentioned as a their target.
Although it is unclear how many of their new players will play, Barca will visit Rayo Vallecano on Saturday to kick off their LaLiga campaign.
Barcelona activating a fourth lever to help register players is a reluctant act borne out of necessity not strategy. No amount of NFT bots will convince me otherwise.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) August 12, 2022
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