Barcelona are on course to become the world’s highest earning sports club, with record revenues of £804m (€897m) forecast for the financial year 2017/18.
Those revenues are boosted by the sale of Brazilian superstar Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of £198m (€222m).
“We’re presenting figures for this season which are the highest of any club in the world,” Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau said at a news conference on Wednesday.
Barca announced revenues of £635m (€708m) for the 2016/17 season (which ended on June 30, 2017) and project a 27 per cent increase for the current campaign.
That would mark a fifth consecutive season of record revenue for the Catalan giants.
For comparison, Manchester United posted revenue of £581.2m (€648.2m) for the year ending 30 June 2017, after becoming the first British club to break the half-billion mark the previous season.