Barcelona have made an important financial decision that shows how they choose between keeping Lionel Messi last year and the chance to sign Erling Haaland this summer.
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Barcelona are set to make a financial decision that they believe will help fund the signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
It was a move they had previously rejected – a decision that ensured that they could not sign up for a new contract Lionel Messi last summer, allow him to finish premium summer transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Now they are ready to accept a deal with the investment company CVC authorized by the Spanish league, although before that describe such an offer as a “unique choice” with the opportunity to re-sign with Messi.
Blaugrana is starting to emerge from financial affairs are well documented in the short term and increasingly eager to invest to strengthen their squad.
Initial reports in December said the club were close to agreeing a deal, which follows a 10-year deal with Goldman Sachs that will inject £470m into the club’s coffers.
Word analysis Marca claims that accepting the CVC deal, via La Liga, will give Barca £250m in spending power, which would put control of 8.2% of the club’s capital over the next 50 years.
Furthermore, the club are said to be hoping to raise a cool £291m from the sale of 49% Barca Studios – allowing the club to retain a controlling stake but it means long-term profits in the future. This sector will decrease significantly in the long run. run.
Initially, the Catalan club turned down CVC’s investment opportunity as it would be a long-term economic contract with La Liga, which would contradict its ambitions to join the European Super League in the future.
It was a decision that meant the club had essentially sacrificed Messi, who without investment from CVC they could not have kept on their books.
However, seven months later the club’s stance has changed and it has been fueled by their interest in strengthening their squad this summer.
Haaland supposedly at the top of their target list, after Barcelona held a meeting in December with the player’s agent Mino Raiola while Dortmund recently confirmed that Real Madrid is among those interested in signing with the Norwegian.
The Norwegian fuels speculation about a move to La Liga in January as he confirmed that he wants to play in Spain during his career.
Barca president Joan Laporta is reportedly confident in what the striker’s signing has sparked many are described as a ‘battle’ between the club and Madrid rival El Clasico.
Last week, Barca coach Xavi Hernandez leads a club delegation flying to Germany to hold a meeting with the striker – as they try to outsmart rival clubs to get Haaland’s signature.
There is little question about the 21-year-old’s world-class status, as he has scored 80 goals in just 79 appearances for Dortmund since moving from Red Bull Salzburg two years ago – including 23 in 20 appearances in this campaign.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/lionel-messi-erling-haaland-barcelona-26420771 Barcelona's decision to choose between Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland says a lot