• Barcelona unveil new sponsor Rakuten in £200m, four-year mega-deal

    Barcelona unveil new sponsor Rakuten in £200m, four-year mega-deal

    Japanese online retailer Rakuten will be Barcelona’s main sponsor for the next four years in a deal worth at least 55 million euros ($59 million) a year, the Spanish giants said Wednesday.

    Rakuten will replace Qatar Airways, Barcelona’s shirt sponsor since 2013, who were reported to have paid 35 million euros for the final year of their deal taking them up to the end of the 2016-17 season.

    “I have the pleasure and honour to announce that the board of directors has […]