Outgoing Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu confirms club have accepted to join a European Super League

JOSEP MARIA BARTOMEU revealed Barcelona have 'accepted' to join a European Super League.

The club president – who has handed in his resignation – insisted it will guarantee the 'future financial sustainability' of the club.

Manchester United and Liverpool are in talks with Fifa about forming a European Premier League made up of 18 teams.

That idea would have seen the Premier League reduced from 20 to 18 teams and the League Cup and Community Shield scrapped.

And as he waved farewell to Barcelona, Bartomeu revealed the club have agreed to take part.

The 57-year-old said: "I can announce some extraordinary news.

"Yesterday we accepted a proposal to participate in a future European Super League, which would guarantee the future financial sustainability of the club.

"And we have accepted the future Club World Cup format."

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