Joan Laporta is never short of ideas. Since his return to the head of Barça, the president of the club has multiplied the initiatives to allow his coach Xavi Hernandez to be ambitious on the transfer window and thus build a team capable of bringing back trophies. Throughout the summer, he activated various “financial levers”, such as ceding part of his TV rights, which gave the club the means to recruit Jules Koundé, Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha or even extend Ousmane Dembélé. . But the boss of the Blaugrana currently finds himself blocked by his far too large payroll, and can no longer act, under penalty of being sanctioned by financial fair play.
A sponsor on the shorts?
With this in mind, Laporta is looking for new solutions, and according to information from Mundo Deportivo, they would be about to develop a new partnership. Indeed, the band at Pedri could soon have a new sponsor that would appear on the back of the players’ shorts, as many teams can already do. Discussions have already been started with the Philipps company, which would bring in two to three million euros by June, then eight to nine million per season from next year. Enough to bring money into the coffers and thus present more balanced accounts to the financial policeman of European football, everything could accelerate in the coming days in Spain.
To sum up
Barça want to find new solutions to release funds and thus be able to recruit without being worried by the financial fair play which is watching him closely, the Catalans could have a sponsor on the shorts.