Barcelona Still Has No Shirt Sponsor for the 2016-17 Season

In yet another twist to the never-ending story that Barcelona's search for a shirt sponsor appears to be, Barcelona-based sports daily Sport dedicated today's title story to the issue.

The new Barcelona 16-17 kit is set to be sold without a sponsor, at least at first.


According to the report, FC Barcelona and Qatar Airways have still not agreed on a deal, with the Qatari airline sticking to its "final" offer of €60m (per year) and the club holding out for more. Reportedly, FC Barcelona has been busy trying to find alternatives to Qatar Airways and has identified them in two unnamed "multinational companies", both of which are ready to offer more than Qatar's €60m.

Interestingly, Sport claims that while Barcelona would hope to announce the new sponsor in July or August in the case there isn't an agreement with Qatar Airways until June 30, the club would be willing to remain sponsor-less for the full 16-17 season in order to negotiate an adequately high-valued sponsorship deal.

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