Moses Lawrence and Sam Marsden | ESPN DigitalReading: 4 min.
Barcelona — The According to various sources confirmed to ESPN, Barcelona are hoping to field all their players for their first La Liga game against Getafe next Sunday after announcing a deal to sell 29.5% of Barça Vision to LIBERO Football Finance AG and NIPA Capital BV. .
In fact, the same sources tell ESPN that thanks to the deal, the Catalan club will have an amount to fulfill the wishes of Xavi Hernandez, who continues to demand the arrival of a new right-back and an upcoming midfielder, and to strengthen the squad. .
Last summer, Barça sold 49% of Barça Studio to Socios.com (24.5%) and Orpheus Media (24.5%), but these two companies decided to renegotiate the terms, and Barça expected for several weeks to resell part of that percentage to others. Organizations can register all their players.
However, the Catalan club had only 13 players for the match against Getafe and were unable to register three new signings (Ilke Gundogan, Inigo Martinez, Oriol Romeu) or other players who recently renewed their contracts such as Ronald Araujo. Sergi Roberto or Marcos Alonso.
But after announcing a new deal with LIBERO Football Finance AG and NIPA Capital BV, sources have confirmed to ESPN that all of Barca’s players will be able to visit Getafe.
In addition, it should be remembered that this week Barça announced the sale of Frank Kessey to Al-Ahly Saudi FC for €12.5 million and hopes to complete the transfer of Ousmane Dembele to Paris Saint-Germain in the coming days. Jermain will have at least 25 million euros more in the box.
“FC Barcelona LIBERO Football Finance AG and private investment advisors NIPA Capital BV have become the new partners of Barça Vision’s trademark Bridgeburg Invest,” the Catalan club announced in a statement.
“These investors acquired 29.5% ownership of Barça Vision (Bridgeburg) for 120 million euros, part of the participation in the hands of Socios.com and Orpheus Media. The club’s plan to merge all activities related to Web3, NFT and Metaverso, which is part of the club’s strategy to create Espai Barça Digital. The initiative is Barza Vision.
“Through this move, FC Barcelona manages to strengthen the framework of Barça Vision with strategic partners that provide knowledge and experience in the pursuit of business opportunities related to the sports sector.”
FC Barcelona expects the two businesses to become a significant source of income for the club with a valuation of approximately USD 1,000 M (approximately €910 M).
Announced activity partners Mountain & Co. and Acquisition Corp. and is awaiting approval by the General Assembly of FC Barcelona members, which is expected to take effect in the last quarter of 2023.