FC Barcelona gave up a quarter of television rights over the next 25 years. American investment firm Sixth Street is said to be paying around €500 million for it.
The Catalans can put the money to good use due to the club’s financial problems. In the announcement, President Joan Laporta said the deal would generate “a significant amount of additional money”.
Last week, it was already announced that 10% of the TV rights to La Liga matches were sold for more than 200 million euros. On Friday, another 15 percent announcement was added.
Barcelona had to give up its star Lionel Messi due to financial problems last year. According to Laporta, the club’s debt amounted to more than one billion euros at the time. According to media reports, the club now wants to sell midfielder Frenkie de Jong for at least 75 million euros, but the Orange international does not want to leave for Manchester United.
Barcelona have already confirmed this transfer period for the arrival of striker Robert Lewandowski for at least 45 million euros and winger Ravenha for at least 55 million euros.
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