Barcelona repurchase rights to sell Nike merchandise

5 February 2020

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Photo: Getty Images Barcelona's commercial income stood at €385.5 million in the 2018/19 season.

Barcelona expect the move will provide a 37 per cent increase to their income from licensing and merchandising, according to the Spanish publication Palco23.

The agreement will enable the Spanish club to act as a distributor rather than a purchaser.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Barcelona have repurchased the rights to sell club-themed Nike products from the US company, according to the Spanish publication Palco23 - a move which the Catalans expect will increase their merchandising income significantly.

The buy-back coincides with Barcelona's ambitious new digital strategy. The club recently announced that by adopting a fan-centred approach to content, they aim to make their digital business one of their biggest sources of income.

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