Manager Welcome The Thought Of Barcelona Playing In The Premier League

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According to report, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed the possibility that the Catalan giants might consider leaving La Liga if their region votes for independence.

Catalonia’s controversial referendum, which took place on Sunday, saw 2.2m people vote despite Madrid claiming the ballot was illegal. 90% allegedly called for independence.

If this happens, Bartomeu has confirmed that Barcelona FC may look to leave La Liga and join a neighbouring league, such as the Premiership.

“This situation does not exist so far,” Bartomeu said.

“But with regards to things that can happen in the future, it is something that the board of directors would discuss. It would be something to analyse calmly.

“If we discuss the subject intensely then obviously we will find the best solution. But if this [independence] happens, the board of directors will see.”

However, Arsene Wenger believes that the Premier League will welcome Scottish clubs before they allow Barcelona to join.

“If Barcelona want to join the Premier League it makes it even more difficult to win the title,” he said.

“But I didn’t think they are as far as that. It’s interesting because it’s a development that will have an influence on the sporting side.

“Barcelona is a highly political club and it’s interesting to see how they respond.

“We have enough clubs here. 20 and they want to go up to 24. Before we have to welcome the Scottish clubs before we go to the Spanish ones.”

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