Chelsea is worried about Barcelona’s windfall of £177.6 million in the Raphinha transfer war. Despite a deal for Raheem Sterling, the Blues anticipate finishing the transfer of Raphinha.
Barcelona has received an infusion of funds of £117.6 million (€207 million) in an effort to become active in the transfer market. The Catalan club is rumored to have spoken to Raphinha for a while, and Deco, a spokesman for the Brazilian team, has been seen around Camp Nou.
The announcement comes after Chelsea and Leeds United agreed to a price on Tuesday for the 25-year-old to beat out interest from rivals like Arsenal. According to reports, Todd Boehly worked quickly to reach an agreement for a £55 million penalty that might increase to £65 million.
While Xavi’s team is close to agreeing on a price with Leeds, the Blues have not yet agreed on personal terms with the Elland Road winger. Barcelona is rumored to be Raphinha’s preferred destination, and Chelsea wants to seal the deal as soon as possible to prevent their rivals from having a chance to get it.
Barcelona has been linked to Jules Kounde of Chelsea, Robert Lewandowski of the Polish national team, as well as Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta of the Blues’ defense. However, after earlier obtaining the services of Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie on free transfers when their respective contracts with Chelsea and AC Milan came to an end, they have been unable to sign their new stars.
Past careless actions of La Liga’s compensation cap suggest that the majority of remuneration should be used to cover current liabilities. Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, for instance, stated: “Assuming Barcelona sells players for €100 million, they can burn through €33 million on new players.”
In order to aid with the additions of Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia last season, Gerard Pique forwent his own percentage of compensation. This was a sign of the additional difficulties the Spanish team would face this summer.
In any event, £177.6 million is not insignificant when beginning to grant some wiggle room. In order to strengthen the club’s financial position, Barcelona and Sixth Street agreed that Sixth Street would get 10% of the club’s TV rights.
The action was taken as a result of the proposition receiving the support of Barcelona’s socios during an Extraordinary General Assembly. 6th Street will incur an initial investment of £177.6 million and then benefit from those La Liga freedoms for an extended period of time. Barcelona will make a total of £229 million this year.
We are activating the financial switches and implementing our methodical, workable, and successful methodology to strengthen the Club’s financial base, according to Club President Laporta. 6th Street is an accomplished game and international media financial backer, and as a partner will contribute crucial knowledge and resources while allowing us to deal with our tasks freely. 6th Street is areas of strength for an of football.
Alan Waxman, a prominent backer of Sixth Street, suggests that the company provide the team with “adaptable cash-flow.” We believe in the strategy that Joan Laporta and FC Barcelona are implementing, and we are happy that we have been chosen as their partner and supplier of capital arrangements by what is arguably the best team in sport.
“Our group anticipates forming a lasting partnership by providing our flexible resources and extensive experience in the gaming industry to support Barça as it continues to strengthen its association and achieve its key objectives.”