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Barcelona offered £1.3bn loan by Dubai company to pay off debt and get back in transfer market after Messi shambles

BARCELONA have been offered a lifeline from a company based in Dubai amid mounting debt, according to reports.

Barca are dealing with a crippling debt of around £1billion and that is why they failed to register top earner and club legend Lionel Messi, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for free last summer.

The Blaugrana also took an eye-watering £73million loss on Antoine Griezmann on deadline day in an attempt to balance the books.

However, according to TV show El Curibito via Mundo Deportivo, a company from the United Arab Emirates has offered the Catalan giants a €1.5bn (£1.3bn) loan to pay their debts.

Barcelona would get some "very favourable" conditions as they would have a two-year moratorium, meaning they would not be obliged to pay anything up until 2023.

The cash injection would be automatic and so manager Ronald Koeman would be able to buy some major reinforcement during the January transfer window.

The Dubai company is also likely to impose a "very low" interest rate, according to the same source.

The proposal has not yet been accepted by the LaLiga giants but club president Joan Laporta as well as economic vice president Eduard Romeu and CEO Ferran Reverter are discussing it in detail.


Barcelona can't have high hopes for the next couple of transfer windows even though they have been linked with the likes of Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.

Pogba's contract with United runs out next summer but the Catalans could still struggle to meet the midfielder's salary demands.

Haaland's £67m release clause kicks in soon but even that fee could prove too much for the Nou Camp outfit.

Last summer's transfer window showed how limited the club's resources are when they replaced Griezmann with former Newcastle flop Luuk de Jong.

This comes amid reports suggesting that Barcelona as well as fellow strugglers Real Madrid and Juventus are still pushing for the formation of the controversial European Super League.

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