Landing page for Roger Merriam’s top 10 high school: After receiving £85 million from the sale of 24.5 percent of Barca Studios to Orpehus Media, it is anticipated that Barcelona will register a number of their new summer acquisitions this week; however, it is not yet known whether or not all of them will be registered.
In preparation for their season opener on Saturday against Rayo Vallecano, the La Liga club is waiting for new players Robert Lewandowski (£42.5 million), Raphinha (£55 million), Andreas Christensen, Jules Kounde, and Franck Kessie to be registered. All of these players joined the club during the current transfer window.
Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto have also yet to be registered after agreeing to new contracts. In addition, Barcelona has not yet completed the purchase of Marcos Alonso from Chelsea, while Bernardo Silva of Manchester City is still a major target for the club.
According to a statement released by the club, “The deal complements the one reached on July 29 with Socios.com, and will assist to accelerate the expansion of the club’s digital, NFT, and Web.3 strategy.” [Club statement]
The sale was completed on October 23 in accordance with the authorization granted by the General Assembly of FC Barcelona members.
“By making this investment, the strategic partners in Barca Studios demonstrate their faith in the potential of the initiative as well as the development of digital content in the sporting world,”
If Barcelona is willing to let Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave the club this month, Chelsea is prepared to make offers for both players.
Last month, Manchester United came to an agreement to pay £72 million for De Jong’s services. However, the player is still due £17 million in deferred wages, and he will not consent to go until he is paid. Barcelona would like for him to remain with the club, but only on the condition that he takes a big pay cut and agrees to a settlement of £6 million for his deferred payments.