Barcelona set to become world’s highest earning sports club Barcelona set to become world’s highest earning sports club
Barcelona are poised to become the world’s highest earning sports club, with record revenues of £804m forecast for the financial year 2017/18. Those revenues... Barcelona set to become world’s highest earning sports club

Barcelona are poised to become the world’s highest earning sports club, with record revenues of £804m forecast for the financial year 2017/18.

Those revenues are boosted by the sale of Brazilian superstar Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of £198m.

“We’re presenting figures for this season which are the highest of any club in the world,” Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau said at a news conference on Wednesday.

“No other teams – not even in the NBA or the NFL – reach these numbers. The club is on track to reach its target [of generating €1bn a year] by 2021.”

The Spanish giants announced revenues of £635m for the 2016/17 season (which ended on June 30, 2017) and project a 27 per cent increase for the current campaign.

Nurudeen Adegbenro