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Barcelona have offered an additional 24.5% of Barca Studios to Orpheus Media for €100 million in a bid to register all their new signings for Saturday’s LaLiga recreation in opposition to Rayo Vallecano.

Barca have seven gamers unregistered heading into the primary recreation of the season, however sources say they’re hopeful the state of affairs can now be resolved.

LaLiga will evaluation the paperwork to see if everybody, together with €45m signing Robert Lewandowski, can now be registered.

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Barca would possibly nonetheless must barely cut back their wage invoice to make sure everybody is on the market to face Rayo, however that may very well be finished by an adjustment to Gerard Pique‘s wage, with talks at a complicated stage.

It’s the fourth “monetary lever” Barca have pulled this summer season. They beforehand offered 24.5% of Barca Studios to Socios.com and vended 25% of their home tv rights to Sixth Road for 25 years in two separate offers price over €500m.

Barca had hoped the offers with Socios.com and Sixth Road would enable them to inscribe the entire gamers signed within the switch window with LaLiga.

They had been in talks with GDA Luma to promote one other 24.5% of Barca Studios, however as talks stalled, they needed to look elsewhere this week.

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Orpheus Media is owned by the Catalan businessman Jaume Roures, who additionally helped Barca president Joan Laporta provide you with the assure to grow to be the membership’s president in March 2021. The Catalan membership have spent over €150m on Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde, whereas Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen have arrived on free transfers.

In the meantime, Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele have signed new contracts, however neither deal has but been ratified by the Spanish league.

Barca handled an analogous state of affairs final yr, when Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia had been registered on the eve of the marketing campaign after Pique accepted a pay lower.

The three levers pulled to date this summer season, a league supply confirmed to ESPN, would have allowed Barca to register a few of these seven gamers, though who and what number of would have trusted the mix.

A membership supply mentioned Barca’s choice was all the time to have the ability to register all of the gamers on the identical time. There may be optimism that may now be attainable, and along with the take care of Roures, talks are ongoing with Pique and Sergio Busquets over additional wage cuts to make wage house.

Barca should adjust to LaLiga’s spending restrict. It was -€144m on the finish of final season, the one destructive cap in Spain, however following the sale of property this summer season, it ought to rise considerably for the brand new marketing campaign.

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Barca Studios is the membership’s in-house manufacturing firm however can be branching out, and the Blaugrana mentioned the take care of Socios.com earlier this month may even “speed up the membership’s audiovisual, blockchain, NFT and Web3 technique.”