The Blaugrana president has refused to give up on European Super League dreams.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta claims that the European Super League project is very much still alive and it would be one of the most attractive competitions in the world.
ESL was first proposed back in April with the joint efforts of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus and Premier League’s big six.
However, due to the overwhelming pressure from the fans and UEFA, the plans for the breakaway competition crumbled in no time after all of the clubs except Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus decided to withdraw from it.
Nonetheless, the trio is apparently clinging to the dreams of bringing ESL to the light.
Now, Barca president Laporta has claimed that the club hasn’t changed its stance on the new breakaway competition.
Laporta said: The Super League? The project is alive. UEFA cannot act against us. We will see what the courts say.
“All the pressure put on the English clubs is useless if the courts accept the project.
“If the Super League goes ahead, it will be the most attractive competition in the world and it will help a lot financially.”
The statement comes as no surprise because Laporta has been constantly offering his support to the European Super League since he was appointed the president of the Blaugrana.
Earlier, it was reported that UEFA could impose a two-year ban from the Champions League for the teams supporting ESL.
The trio of Real, Barca and Juve also held a meeting last month to discuss the future of the Super League project.