The economic vice president of FC Barcelona, Eduard Romeu, explained that the azulgrana club hasbetter offers than those of CVC with LaLiga”an agreement that the Catalan entity has rejected because it does not want “mortgage television rights for 50 years” and because “it supposes a tutelage that cannot be accepted”.
This was explained by Romeu this Friday in a interview in ‘El Món a RAC 1’in which he added that FC Barcelona has “of a parallel offer of CVC in which it would enter practically the equivalent amount (270 million euros)” in the middle of the term. “CVC and other funds offer you lto the possibility of transferring 10% of television rights for 25 years”, he reported.
Laporta’s criteria has been imposed on that of the sports area, which asked to sign with CVC in order to increase the salary limit. The club could reduce the salaries of the squad.
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Among these other funds, the Barça economic vice-president recognized that “Bank of America could be one of the options”. In any case, he made it clear that Barcelona does not want to cede more than 10% of television rightsyes “I don’t know if we will reach 270 million euros, but we will stay quite close. What we do not want is to mortgage ourselves for 50 years”, he insisted.
On the other hand, he returned to put in evidence the frictions that FC Barcelona has with the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas. “He has told us that if we sign his agreement with CVC we will have one thing and if we don’t we will have another. We have a problem. It is not normal that a person who is an employee of LaLiga is to kill with the two main shareholdersRomeo considered.
The Barça club has set an Extraordinary Assembly of Compromising Members for June 16 with the aim of obtaining the go-ahead for be able to activate the economic levers that would entail the sale of 49.9% of Barça Licensing & Merchandising (BLM, the retail sale of FC Barcelona) and the transfer of 25% of the income from the exploitation of television rights.
“We are not excited about selling any rights or assets, but we will have to apply some measure. What we want to do is partners let us have all possible levers enabled to have more freedom of negotiation”Romeu explained.
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And he added: “we have to buy time. We must have all the levers enabled (the compromising partners have already given the green light to the sale of 49% of Barça Studios) and choose the best one so that the numbers for this season are positive”. On the other hand, he revealed that right now the Barça club has on the table an offer of 275 million euros for 49.9% of BLM. “We do not like it. We ask for much more“, accurate.
On another of the open fronts to improve the economic situation, the reduction of the wage billRomeo said that “Mateu Alemany has achieved a reduction of 150 million euros”. However, he pointed out thatstill not enough because the wage bill right now is 560 millionpractically double that of Bayern Munich”.
Precisely, one of the stars of the German team, Robert Lewandovski, is interested in Barça for this summer transfer market. “Right now it is not possible to sign him as is the LaLiga regulations. But if we manage to enter triple his salary and amortization, it would be possible”, explained Romeu on this matter.