It’s official: Barcelona have made their fourth sale of the assets and will be able to go ahead with the registration of some of the seven players who have so far been banned from participating in the opening day of the league, this weekend.
After selling parts of the television rights, merchandising licenses, and television studios, the club sold an additional percentage of this property.
Barcelona has sold 24.5 percent of Barça Estudios to Spain’s Orpheus Media, which is run by Catalan businessman Jaume Roures, who is also a shareholder in Mediapro, for 100 million euros.
24.5 percent have already been sold to token site Socios.com, for the same amount, so the club has lost 49.5 percent of the studios for €200 million.
The club has been negotiating in recent days with the American company GDA Luma, but Orpheus Media was selected. Roars is not well known in the Barcelona world and would have contributed financially to confirm Joan Laporta in the presidency.
It must be remembered that, days before the start of the league, the club has not yet been able to register the announced reinforcements: Casey, Christensen, Ravenha, Conde and Lewandowski, as well as the renewals of Dembele and Sergi Roberto. It is not certain that everyone can actually be registered by injecting 100 million euros.
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