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Barcelona Offered Franchise Option in Qatar that Could Boost Club’s Income

Barcelona has been offered a chance to create a team in the Qatari League. The Middle Eastern country is proposing the idea which could salvage the cash-strapped club which has been exploring all avenues of revenue in recent years.


With the renovation of Camp-Nou, the Espai- Barca project and the fact that it’s a top-level competitive team, Barcelona has plenty of bills to pay.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta recently flew to Qatar to meet with businessmen at Baladi Express. According to reports, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah chairman of Baladi Express floated the idea to Larporta about a franchise

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For now, it is reported that Larporta is analyzing the proposal for legal and other possible repercussions meaning it’s merely a proposal, with no decision yet.

The Barcelona Franchise will be compared to New York City FC, a franchise owned by Manchester City through the City group which was formed in 2013. Other City Group franchises include: Mumbai City FC( India), Girona FC (Spain), Melbourne City FC (Australia) and Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan)

The Blaugranes in Qatar could benefit from a similar situation as a boost in image and finances would ultimately follow. However, time will tell if the proposal is feasible enough to execute.

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