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Laporta finally pronounces on Barça's position in the Super League

Published:22/04/2021 - 15:58h

Updated:22/04/2021 - 19:14h

Joan Laporta finally spoke about the European Super League after having been silent during the last days. The president of FC Barcelona made clear his position and that of the club, which is favorable to the tournament, although he remarked that the partners will decide

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Joan Laporta, president of the FC Barcelona, at last pronounced about the participation of the group barcelonista in the Superliga European. The maximum mandator culé had saved silence to date, but after all the stir that there has been has not wanted to leave happen another day more without speaking. In statements to 'TV3', the lawyer and employer has left clear that is totally in favour of the project, but that does not depend only of him.

"It is absolutely necessary that the big clubs say our opinion. We are adherents of the state leagues and will speak with the UEFA. Have a position of prudence. It is a need, but the last word will have it the partners. The big clubs contribute a lot of resources and have to say ours with regard to the economic distribution", cleared, insisting in that they have to be the partners those that give his seen well to the tournament.

Laporta, besides, recognised that it is opened to speak with the UEFA to attain that the Superliga work and beneficial for all. "It has to be an attractive competition, based in the sportive merits. We are defenders of the state leagues and are opened to an open dialogue with the UEFA. We need more resources so that this was a big show. I think that there will be an understanding", declared.

The president of the Barça admitted also in spite of the external pressures, the project goes on by that it is a need by the economic situation of the clubs. "There have been pressures to some clubs, but the proposal follows existing. We do some very important investments, the wages are very high and have to take into account all these considerations, taking into account the sportive merits", cleared.

Laporta Tends the hand to Florentino Pérez

These statements of the responsible maximum of the Barcelona leave clear that Florentino Pérez and the Real Madrid have not remained solos. It seemed that the merengues had remained isolated, but Laporta has decided to tend them the hand and try arrive to a point in common with the UEFA. The Catalan knows that his club needs the economic injection that would suppose a competition like this and seems that it will try to set it up.

Nevertheless, it is necessary to say that, as he same signals, the Barça only will be in the Superliga in case that the partners approve it. If in the vote that do the fans culés say "no", the FC Barcelona will go out automatically of the project. It will be necessary to see how finishes this referendum and how advances this full competition of fetters and problems since it announced .

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