Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu has said his club will fight to keep their best players and also add new ones despite the English Premier League’s renewed financial strength. The Premier League’s new £5.1bn television deal will give English clubs huge financial power from the 2016-17
season but European champions Barcelona feel they can combat the threat.
“We are going to fight against the Premier League. We want to have the best players in our league,” Bartomeu told BBC Sport. “It’s true that the Premier League right now is the best league competition in the world, not only in a sporting way but in terms of income too.”
“The new Premier League television rights contract is something that the rest of the leagues have to follow. But no other club in the world has as big an income as Barcelona.” – Bartomeu said.