A more closed chapter. All that remains is for investors to give their approval to the financing of the Espai Barça, the great remodeling project of the Camp Nou and its surroundings. A crucial step that could be taken this Friday. The board of directors, meeting on Thursday, ratified the agreement already approved by the committed partners: the request for a loan of 1,500 million euros. An amount that, according to the club, could be returned in three tranches, with decreasing interest that would start, in principle, from 6%. The official announcement of the financing plan could come today, should investors, led by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, approve it.

If everything goes according to plan, the remodeling works of both the Barça stadium itself and its surroundings will start this summer, with the forecast that the Barcelona team can return to what will already be their new home around November 2024. Barça has already informed the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) that itwill hold its home matches next season at a Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium where the corresponding refurbishment works have already been carried out for some time both of the venue itself and its surroundings. The Federation shall submit this communication to UEFA. In this way, First Division football will return to Montjuïc just over 14 years after Espanyol played its last match there. The blue and white club played there at home for 12 seasons, while waiting to have their current stadium ready.

From the purely economic point of view, during Thursday's Barcelona meeting, the extension of two credit policies that the Barça club has subscribed with Caixabank and Banco Santander was also approved. The first one expired on April 30 of this year and is extended until April 30, 2026, with a maximum amount of 17 million euros. The second, meanwhile, had initially set its maturity on May 15 of this year and will be extended in turn for three more years, until May 15, 2023, with a maximum available of 32.5 million euros. As reported by the club through a statement, the approval of these operations reinforces its ability to carry out its ordinary operations and is "an example of the trust that the entity continues to generate among banks."

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