Barcelona are planning to have a huge summer transfer window this year, possibly signing a striker, a right-winger, a right-back, and a left-back. However, to bring in any reinforcements, the Blaugranes will need a huge economic boost.
GOAL has provided Barcelona fans with a huge positive boost on that front, reporting that the club has, in fact, closed a €250 million deal with CVC. The deal will be signed on 30th June this year, if nothing else changes.
The deal will help Barcelona reverse the negative salary limit, and stop depending on the La Liga wage 1/4th wage rules.
However, through this deal, Barcelona, and other clubs in La Liga will have to give up their television rights for the next 50 years. GOAL reports that one of the sources inside the club has said:
“It is not the best operation, because we do not want to give up rights for 50 years, but we have solved 80% of the problem.”
Barcelona are pursuing some heavyweight signings in June, starting with that of a striker. Erling Haaland, for several months, was their priority target. They have now dropped the idea, given that it would cost nearly €300 million across the next five years.
Robert Lewandowski has come up as an alternative, but Bayern Munich will do their best to make the transfer next to impossible for Barcelona. The Polish striker wants a long-term deal at any club he signs for – something that is risky given that he’s 33 years old.
Weirdly enough, Barça seem ready to shell out a transfer fee and a three-year contract for the legendary striker. Joan Laporta recently told a fan that the operation “is a real possibility”.
All said and done, the transfer window of 2022 is bound to be the most chaotic one fans will see, possibly ever.