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Joan Laporta didn’t need much convincing to join Super League, says Perez

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The Barcelona president ‘immediately understood and accepted’

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta didn’t need much convincing about plans for a new European Super League, according to Florentino Perez.

The Real Madrid president is set to be the new chairman of the league and has been talking about all aspects of the plan in an interview with El Chiringuito.

Perez explained why he feels Laporta was so happy to sign up to the new league.

“Barcelona are going through a difficult economic situation, Laporta immediately understood and accepted like all the great clubs in the world,” he said.

“This Super League will save the entire world of football. It wasn’t difficult to convince Joan Laporta because he has a responsibility to his club and it’s fans.”

It was former president Josep Maria Bartomeu who admitted Barca had accepted an invite to the Super League back in October when he stepped down from his post at the Camp Nou.

Laporta had seemed opposed to the idea previously. He told Cope in January: “I think the European Super League is killing the football industry.”

Much has changed since then, including Laporta’s opinion it seems