The economic vice-president of FC Barcelona Eduard Romeu “shows a clear ignorance” of the figures of LaLiga and the professional football industry in Spain, since Real Madrid and FC Barcelona “do not represent 90 percent of income” of professional football but 41 percent of the combined turnover of their clubs.
This was indicated to Europa Press by sources from LaLiga, before the statements of the vice president of the economic area of FC Barcelona in 'El Partidazo' of COPE about the LaLiga agreement with the venture capital fund CVC, whose operation “is not financing” but to increase the audiovisual rights of clubs, sponsorships, licenses and other lines of business.
“Without this investment it is impossible to grow the value of audiovisual rights by 30 percent in the next 15 years, as is foreseen in the strategic plan with CVC. It is obvious that CVC will grow with this operation, otherwise it would not invest. But if 10% of CVC increases, so does 90% of LaLiga “, pointed out the same sources.
In the case of FC Barcelona, this growth in the value of audiovisual rights will mean a absolute increase of about 3,200 million euros in the next 40 years.
“Mr. Romeu demonstrates a clear ignorance of the LaLiga figures and the professional football industry in Spain by indicating that Real Madrid and FC Barcelona account for 90% of LaLiga income. These two clubs account for 41% of the combined turnover of LaLiga clubs“, assured the club management.