Barcelona have raised €667m through the sale of TV rights and stakes in their assets since the beginning of the summer. And we hear that the amount won’t be enough to register new signings.
The club have come under heavy criticism recently. Speaking to the New York Times, Laporta has defended his actions. Yet he did admit he was reluctant to sell part of Barca Studios.
“That was a decision that, honestly, I didn’t want to take.”
“I am not a player, I take calculated risks. Winning is a requirement, it’s a universal human motivation. During my time we have raised the expectations very high and we had success.”
“And then the fans of Barca around the world, around 400 million fans across the world, need a level of success.”
Diario AS covered the quotes, which prove the just how crucial Laporta believes success is to Barcelona’s chances of returning to former glories.
The cost is certainly mounting up but as with most radical decisions, only time will tell if it was worth it.