BARCELONA – Barcelona and Rakuten executed the option to extend the sponsorship contract of the Japanese multinational for one season, which will be extended until June 2022, which is a relief for the club in its current economic situation.
The extension of the agreement, which according to an official Barça source was agreed between the two parties during the tenure of the resigned board of Josep Maria Bartomeu (at the beginning of October), was already foreseen in the initial contract signed in 2017 once they were fulfilled. the four established years.
Although the Barça club did not provide the conditions or figures of the agreement, it did put special emphasis on an “optimization of the assets”, although these figures were agreed, due to the current situation of pandemic due to the coronavirus, finally downwards compared to the 55 million fixed euros signed in its day, which could amount to 61.5 million adding the bonuses for the conquest of the League (1.5 million) and the Champions League (5 million).
The agreement, already signed and lasting only one season, cannot be rescinded by the new board of directors resulting from the next elections to the club’s presidency, which will have the power to negotiate a new contract with Rakuten, the entity’s main sponsor. , starting next season.