BARCELONA – Joan Laporta broke his silence, briefly, this Thursday referring to the European Super League as “a necessity” and venturing, after confirming that Barcelona “remains in the project”, that there will end up being a “dialogue with UEFA “.
In some statements to TV3, in which he did not accept any more questions, the president of Barça decided that “for the moment we have a position of prudence”, emphasizing that the Super League “is a necessity … Although the last word will be given to the partners. The big clubs contribute a lot of resources and we must have the floor regarding the economic distribution “.
The Barça president stressed that the Super League “has to be an attractive competition based on sporting merits”, although he stressed that this would not cause, in any case, the abandonment of current competitions. “We are defenders of the national leagues,” he said, making it clear that, “we are always open to a frank and open dialogue with UEFA.”
“The obvious thing is that we need more resources so that this (football) is a great show and I am sure there will be an understanding,” Laporta said, solving that the Super League proposal “continues to exist, although there has been pressure on some clubs” that he did not want to personalize.
“We make very important investments, salaries are very high and all these considerations must be taken into account, always taking into account sporting merits,” concluded the president, stressing that Barcelona, despite everything, “remains firm in the project “pending that in the coming weeks there will be conversations between all the parties that soften positions and lead to an understanding.