FC Barcelona are ready to lose more than their captain when they have confirmed that Lionel Messi is out. Despite being freed from his salary, the Catalan giant is willing to suffer huge losses in terms of commercial income.
Last Thursday, Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi would no longer be part of the club moving forward. The exit became inevitable when he failed to register his proposed new contract because he could not enter the La Liga Santander’s financial fair play rules.
Needless to say, Macy’s departure is a big blow on and off the pitch. Ronald Koeman will now have to recreate a squad that was expected to lead Argentina. He has lost his captain, who is one of the best players in the world.
Off the pitch, bloggers are ready to lose a lot. Although he will no longer have to pay his salary, Messi is also going on a free transfer after becoming a free agent when his contract with the club expired on June 30. If he had allowed her to go last summer.
Similarly, Macy’s salary was much higher than the amount of commercial income in the Barcelona treasury each year. Numerous sponsors have joined the club largely on the premise that Messi will be available for their advertising campaigns.
According to the financial website. Brand finance., FC Barcelona is ready to lose up to 137 million euros due to the departure of Messi. Removing Argentina’s name from the club would reduce their brand value by 11%.
In contrast, the world’s most valuable club, Real Madrid, was still struggling financially after the return of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018.
The difference is that Real Madrid, like FC Barcelona, does not owe more than a billion euros. In addition, he was able to receive at least 100 million euros in the transfer fee paid by Juventus FC to acquire Ronaldo.
In contrast, Barcelona have gained nothing from Messi’s transfer and the proceeds from the sale of commercial goods alone could bring him back to 77 million euros.
Barcelona also failed to sell their other highest-earning players, meaning their wage bill will rise sharply next season. Despite interest from other clubs, he refused to accept lower-priced offers for some players. Now, they are being left with a debt that only seems to get bigger. It remains to be seen how John Lipporta and his board can turn things around.