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Barca To Sign Record Shirt Deal

FC Barcelona are reportedly in the process of finalising a new club record kit deal with Qatar Airways, which will earn the Catalans about R4.4 billion.

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Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu will announce the new bumper deal at the upcoming general assembly on 25 October, according to Marca.

Barcelona's current deal with Qatar Airways is due to expire at the end of the season and a lot of their members have criticised the club for their latest sponsor.

The new deal will reportedly earn the Catalan giants €290 million (R4.4 billion) – double their current deal – until 2020, which amounts to €65 million (R980 million) per season.

Bartomeu reportedly got the most out of the deal, because other presidency candidates were keen to ditch Qatar Airways.

In addition, the club entered into negotiations as current treble winners with arguably the best attacking trio – Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez – in the world.

Qatar Airways reportedly want to sweeten the deal with a €30 million (R452 million) signing-on fee and also attempt to improve their image with the fans.

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Manchester United currently have the best kit sponsorship deal, earning about €72 million (R1.08 billion) per season with Chevrolet.

Barcelona's new deal would catapult the club into second place ahead of Chelsea, who get about €54 million (R813 million) from Yokohama per campaign.

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