The €350 million proposal that could fuel Barcelona’s transfer plans

The well documented financial struggles of Barcelona may be about to come to an end, with the La Liga club eyeing up a quirky €350 million proposal.

Having lost long-time talisman Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season, the future looked bleak for Barcelona. What’s more, the Catalan giants were even unable to register new signings for most of the summer due to a La Liga wage cap. Several senior players, including Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets, took hefty pay cuts or deferrals.

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Despite finding a solution, their off the pitch troubles were quick to transpire over to their playing performances. Languishing as low as ninth earlier in the campaign, Barcelona’s woeful form cost former manager Ronald Koeman his job. His replacement, club legend Xavi, has helped Blaugrana to turn a corner.

Now up into third in La Liga, Champions League qualification looks likely for Barcelona. Elsewhere, the Europa League represents a chance of silverware, with the Spanish side due to face Galatasaray in the last-16. However, while things are looking better on the pitch, questions remain about their financial situation.

President Joan Laporta has revealed they “might not have the money” to complete the £29 million signing of Adama Traore in the summer.

In January, the Spanish international joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers and has impressed at the Nou Camp. It is yet another bleak reminder of Barcelona’s troublesome circumstance.

The dynamic Traore would represent the ideal signing for Xavi’s new-look side in need of a rebuild. While Laporta’s comments were damming, new information suggests Barcelona’s summer window could be saved after all.

€350 million proposal to help save Barcelona’s summer window

A new sponsorship deal with Spotify is likely to earn Barcelona over €150 million per season. Additionally, an agreement with CVC – a British private equity firm – should also increase the club’s revenue. As per Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will raise a reported €300 million through the deal with CVC.

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Yet, the club are planning even more deals to bolster their funds. Laporta wants to sell 49% of Barca Studios – the audiovisual department of Barcelona Football Club. While initially only looking to sell 30%, the reported offer was too good for Barcelona to reject.

The €350 million deal would further strengthen their transfer kitty and help them challenge for the biggest names in European football.

Barcelona have been a long-time admirer of Erling Haaland, with the Borussia Dortmund star rumoured to be on the move this summer. Having lost Messi, the capture of Haaland would go a long way to repairing relations with the Blaugrana faithful.

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