European Super League a 'necessity' - Barca president Laporta


April 22, 2021, 3:57 p.m.

La Liga president Javier Tebas seemed keen to ease tensions with Spain’s three breakaway clubs when he said football’s governing bodies were looking for “protective measures” instead of punishments. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)Barcelona president Joan Laporta described the European Super League as a “necessity” on Thursday but said the final decision would be given to the club’s members. “It is absolutely necessary the big clubs are able to express our opinion about the distribution of wealth given we contribute a lot. “We understand it is a necessity but on the other hand, the members will have the last word,” Laporta told Catalunya Radio. – Joan Laporta, 58, returned as Barcelona president today after winning the club’s elections by a clear margin, with his central pledge to try to persuade Lionel Messi to stay. “We’re not talking about sanctions,” said Tebas in a press conference.

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