FC Barcelona Close To Sign New Main Sponsor

FC Barcelona are close to sign a new main sponsorship deal, according to ESPN journalist Jordi Blanco Duch.

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Barcelona is in "advanced negotiations" with a company interested in advertising on Barcelona's shirt as of next season. It would replace Rakuten, which has occupied this place since 2017.

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The contract with Rakuten ends on June 30, 2022The contract with Rakuten ends on June 30, 2022 - no renewal is expected. Sources from the Barça club revealed to ESPN Digital that the talks began "months ago".

The financial terms of the new FC Barcelona main sponsor would be better than the Rakuten deal (worth €30m for 2021-22).

FC Barcelona receives 30 million euros from Rakuten for the 2021-22 season. For the four previous seasons since 2016, Rakuten payed FC Barcelona a fixed sum of 55 million euros. The contract signed in November 2016 included a one-season extension clause.

Currently, FC Barcelona is ranking in a discreet tenth position (also affected by the coronavirus), with an income of 30 million euros, far from the 70 that Fly Emirates pays to Real Madrid.

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