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Here’s why Barcelona could be coming to a Premier League ground near you

Catalonia's minister of sport has spoken about the possibility of Barcelona joining the Premier League in the case of independence

Super Domingo. Midweek trips to the Nou Camp. Lionel Messi finally proving he can do it on a cold Tuesday night at Stoke.

All these things could become a reality for Premier League fans if Catalonia achieve their aim of independence.

Gerard Figueras, Catalonia’s minister of sport has floated the idea of Barcelona joining the Premier League in recent comments.


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He said: “In the case of independence, Catalan teams in La Liga – Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona – will have to decide where they want to play: in the Spanish league or a neighbouring country: Italy, France or the Premier League.

“Now in Spain there are teams from other countries who play in national leagues: clubs from Andorra in football and basketball.

“Monaco play in France, in England Welsh clubs. I don’t think that UEFA has anything against seeing another club play in a different league from their country.”


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But, before you get excited and start booking your away trip to Barcelona, there are several roadblocks in the way of Messi and co playing in England.

The Spanish government have declared the referendum vote illegal.

Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has insisted that the vote won’t go ahead.

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‘So where is Stoke again?’

Even if a referendum on Catalan independence was passed we can’t see Premier League clubs rushing to welcome Barcelona in.

Can you imagine Mark Noble going head-to-head with Andres Iniesta? Dwight Gayle trying to get the better of Gerard Pique?

We can’t see it, somehow.


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