Spanish giants, Barcelona have accepted the proposal to join a new European Super League, a move that would secure the club’s financial future, Josep Maria Bartomeu said after resigning as President on Tuesday.
The agreement to join the proposed European league would need to be ratified by members of the club.
“I can announce some extraordinary news,” Bartomeu said.
“(on Monday), the board of Directors approved the requirements to participate in a future European Super League, a project promoted by big clubs in Europe.
Last week, Sky Sports News reported that a $6 billion (4.6 Billion pounds) funding package had been put in place for a breakaway league, that would feature up to 18 clubs from Europe’s top five leagues and is supported by Manchester United and Liverpool.
In response, La Liga president Javier Tebas said “ignorance” about the football industry and described the Super League as “a weak and imaginary competition”.
“Sad end for a president with successes and lately many mistakes,” Tebas tweeted on the immediate past Barcelona President.
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