Barcelona president Laporta has refused to rule out a late offer for Manchester City player Bernardo Silva after confirming that the club will earn an extra 100 million euros from the sale of new assets. They previously gained more leeway by selling some of their future TV rights. The club are clearly interested in bringing in Silva this summer, with reports in Spain increasingly confident they can sign the player.
Barca have already signed Robert Lewandowski, Rafinha, Frank Casey, Andreas Christensen and Jules Comte in the transfer window. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola acknowledged Barca’s interest in the player earlier this year, though he insisted he wanted to keep the star on his shirt number, but did not take the opportunity to rule out a move. Barca will have to wait for Frenkie de Jong to leave before any action can be taken against Silva, but the club believe the Dutch midfielder will leave the club. Faced with the difficulty of selling players with huge contracts, they turned to asset sales.
Barcelona has sold 25% of its Barcelona studio to a cryptocurrency firm for £85 million to help sign new signings. Obviously, the sales of jerseys alone can no longer meet the demand. This will be the third financial move announced by the club this summer. They will earn 100 million euros from the sale. Barca is reportedly 1.3 billion euros in debt and so far relies on two financial levers. Silva made 50 appearances last season, scoring 13 goals and providing seven assists, so it’s easy to see why Barca boss Xavi Hernandez is such a fan.
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