Cadena Cope: La Liga players 'increasingly likely' to strike over US games decision
- La Liga players are expected to organize a strike action over the decision to play some league fixtures in the US
- The agreement on the issue is far from being reached
Delegates from La Liga and the Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) had a meeting in Madrid on Monday. According to Cadena Cope, the league’s president Javier Tebas and Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) president David Aganzo haven't reached a compromise on the possibility of playing games in the US.
“[LFP president Javier] Tebas views football as a business and there are matters that have to be agreed among all parties,” AFE president David Aganzo said after the meeting. “We want more information to be able to pass on to the players. This is not just a question of Girona or Barcelona. This could affect everybody for the next 15 years.”
Furthermore, AFE has even published a statement on the issue, which confirms "the players' displeasure regarding the lack of information surrounding the agreement of having a league game played in the United States."
Last month, players representing each of the 20 La Liga clubs met voiced their disapproval at the plans through AFE and did not rule out going on strike. Such a prominent voices as Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Sergio Busquets, Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke and Joaquin of Real Betis stated their stance on the controversial issue.
Interstingly, neither of AFE, the league’s clubs and Spanish FA were consulted before the agreement have been reached between the league and Relevent Sports. Nevertheless, La Liga and their US partner have confidence that their plans will go ahead.