Having just done a Google search for 'makeweight', this would appear to be a term which crops up a lot in sports. Any ideas what the Catalan might be in this sense?
It is believed that Finnan is a makeweight in the deal that will bring £10m winger Albert Riera to Anfield from the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
The Daily Star says United offered Giggs as a makeweight in their attempt to sign Owen from Real Madrid
Papua New Guinea, the supposed makeweights of the 'super pool', threatened to pull off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history when they scored three tries in a 21-minute spell to lead 16-12 at half-time.