The DFL have published further details on how the potential investment deal would work as the date of clubs voting on the matter approaches.
The aim is that an investor will pay €2 billion for 12.5% of the proceeds from the media rights and they will hold this for the next 20 years. The money invested will be split into three different areas:
40% (€800m): Digitalisation of the league
This will provide an online platform to distribute content that will be used to attract all fans from abroad but with a focus on younger fans.
45% (€900m): Invested in infrastrucutre
Clubs will be able to invest this money into stadiums, training grounds, academies and also offices.
15% (€300m): Free use
The clubs can use this money to buy new players or relieve the debt that has built up over the pandemic.
This money will likely be distributed like the current TV money, meaning the bigger clubs such as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will receive more than the smaller clubs. Fans are already protesting the matter as they believe that these investors will try and influence decisions but the DFL have refuted this idea.
GGFN | Jack Meenan