Barcelona are expecting record revenues of around €1bn.
After a summer during which they didn’t do great on the transfer market, the Catalans are expecting record revenues for this season. The club anticipates that they will gather revenues of almost €900m for the financial year 2017/2018.
Oscar Grau, the executive director of Barcelona, presented the club’s projections in a press conference, estimating that they will receive €897m this season. “We present the numbers for this season, which are the biggest in the world.
No other team in the world, not even in NBA or NFL, have ever reached these number. The club is on the way to reach its objective by 2021″, Grau said, referring to the goal that Barcelona set themselves to raise €1bn in revenues in four years.
In the previous financial year, that ended on the 30th of June 2017, the Catalans received €708m. According to the current previsions, the revenues for this season will increase by 27%. This would make it the fifth season in a row when the club breaks its own revenues record.
A major part in the record revenues that Barcelona anticipate to receive is Neymar’s transfer to PSG for €222m, considering the fact that the French club has not yet paid the full amount for the transfer of the Brazilian.
Last season, Barcelona announced revenues bigger than Manchester United (+ €50m) and Real Madrid (+ €60m).