Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed plans to revive the breakaway European Super League remains alive.
Laporta was speaking on Saturday when he discussed major issues surrounding the club including the return of Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele’s contract situation at Camp Nou.
In an interview with TVE, the Barca supremo said: “It (Super League) is moving forward. We are promoting the project together with Florentino Perez, with whom I speak often. It is a way to save European football. It is evident that we must fit it into the framework of European football without destroying the domestic leagues. They are essential for us.
“We cannot allow European football to be in the hands of states that do not belong to the European Union. It is clear that (Manchester) City and PSG have a money-making machine, and we are fighting against that.
“Not only the three clubs that I am talking about, but others who are silent, but in the background they give us their support.”
The sentiments come weeks after the Laliga giants confirmed a giant sponsorship with Sportify as they try to boost their coffers ahead of the summer.
They have been linked with a move for Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and a number of players as they seek to back manager Xavi in his aim of revamping the side.