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FC Barcelona Terminates Nike Contract, Reveals $218 Million Offer for Lamine Yamal

FC Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, made significant announcements on the club’s podcast, ‘The Podcast of President Laporta’, confirming the termination of their contract with Nike and disclosing a staggering €200 million ($218 million) offer for Lamine Yamal from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Laporta addressed these revelations, shedding light on the club’s decision-making process and future plans regarding sponsorship deals and player transfers. Reports circulating in outlets like SPORT had hinted at Barcelona’s search for a new kit sponsor, potentially signalling the end of their lengthy association with Nike.

During the podcast hosted on Spotify, Laporta elaborated on the termination of the Nike contract, citing breaches that prompted the club to take action. Despite attempts by Nike to renegotiate terms, Laporta emphasized Barcelona’s commitment to securing the best possible deal, hinting at potential collaborations with brands like Puma.

Furthermore, Laporta disclosed PSG’s staggering €200 million offer for Lamine Yamal, confirming the accuracy of reports. Despite the tempting proposal, Laporta asserted Barcelona’s faith in Yamal’s potential and their reluctance to part ways with the promising talent.

“We have offers for players like Lamine Yamal worth €200 million, and we have said no,” Laporta affirmed, highlighting the club’s strategic focus on nurturing young talent and navigating their path to economic recovery.

As Barcelona navigates a transformative period both on and off the field, Laporta’s statements offer insights into the club’s strategic decisions and ambitions for the future.

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