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Barcelona strikes late €100m ‘fourth lever’ deal with Roures’ Orpheus Media

Jaume Roures (Photo by Patricia J. Garcinuno/Getty Images)

Barcelona has announced the sale of a 24.5-per-cent stake in its Barça Studios production division to Orpheus Media, a production entity run by Mediapro co-founder Jaume Roures, for €100m ($102.8m) as it seeks to raise funds to register players ahead of the new LaLiga season this weekend.

The deal with Orpheus represents the fourth ‘palanca’ (or ‘lever’) open to Barcelona’s directors to clear debts, estimated last year to be €1.35bn, and meet LaLiga’s strict financial rules.

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