FC Barcelona could find a solution to its liquidity problems thanks to Saudi corporate interest in investing in the Catalan club. According to sources close to the club, several Saudi groups are closely monitoring Barca team’s situation and are not ruling out the possibility of a capital injection.
how it matters sports world, this interest is no coincidence, since last June the President of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, visited Saudi Arabia and held important meetings with prominent figures such as the President of the Saudi Federation in Ryad . Since then, Saudi Arabia has been attempting to become a benchmark in world football, making multi-million dollar signings and attracting big-name players to its league.
The Arab country not only wants to excel in football, but also wants to expand economically beyond its borders. With a strong economy, Saudi Arabia aspires to rise to the top leagues in the world and do business in the international sports arena. Investing in the current champions of the Spanish league is presented as an opportunity to achieve this goal.
At the moment there is only interest
So far, however, there have been no formal contacts between the Saudi groups and FC Barcelona. This is an initial interest that may come into play in the future depending on how the situation develops. Spanish representatives have been consulted to examine the possibility of this investment.
The inflow of capital from Saudi Arabian investors could be a welcome solution for FC Barcelona as the club has been struggling with financial difficulties of late. With fresh cash injections, the team could meet their commitments and strengthen their squad to continue competing among the elite of European football.
It should be noted that any possible arrangement must be carefully considered by the parties involved as the ownership structure and future direction of the club must also be taken into account.