Messi leaves Barcelona: Lionel Messi’s exit puts FC Barcelona in huge financial crisis, net worth dips by 11%

Messi leaves Barcelona: Lionel Messi's exit puts FC Barcelona in huge financial crisis ahead of the upcoming football season
Messi leaves Barcelona: Lionel Messi's exit puts FC Barcelona in huge financial crisis ahead of the upcoming football season

Messi leaves Barcelona: Lionel Messi’s exit puts FC Barcelona in huge financial crisis- The Argentine’s departure from the LaLiga side is set to take away a lot on the pitch for the club. However, the Catalan side is also said to suffer a lot financially and has already lost 11% of its valuation after Lionel Messi left FC Barcelona to join PSG.

According to a report in Brand Finance, FC Barcelona’s brand valuation is set to decrease by a staggering 11 percent following Lionel Messi’s departure from the Catalan side. It is expected that Barca could lose nearly 137 million euros in terms of its brand value.

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Messi leaves Barcelona: The decrease in valuation is said to have come after the clubs’ press release that which revealed Messi will not feature for the LaLiga side for the upcoming season. The rumoured valuation numbers are said to be placed on the Barca as a brand in 2021 if its value has to be reassigned after Messi’s departure.

Brand Finance’s report also stated that FC Barcelona was the second-most valuable football brand in the world. The Catalan side falls just behind arch-rivals and fellow LaLiga outfit Real Madrid in being the biggest club across the planet.
Messi leaves Barcelona: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona will also have a huge impact on the club’s businesses at a commercial level. The LaLiga side is expected to lose out on a huge chunk of revenues that Messi used to generate through merchandising like shirts and other club official products.
Rumours suggest Messi’s departure will see the clubs’ sales drop down massively with a loss of 77 million euros. It is a massive amount of cash influx that Barca could lose in commercial revenue without Messi.