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Pedro Proenca: “It is clear that the issue of the Premier League is something that concerns us.”

Pedro Proenca: “It is clear that the issue of the Premier League is something that concerns us.”

The president of the Portuguese League and the European Leagues met with the International Federation of Professional Players in Paris

Pedro Proenza, President of the European Leagues, and David Trier, President of the International Federation of Professional Players in Europe, met on Thursday in Paris, after the Portuguese was confirmed to join the UEFA Executive Committee.

UEFA confirms the appointment of Pedro Proenza to the Executive Committee

The President of the Portuguese League and the European Leagues has another responsibility

This was the first meeting between the two since he was elected president of the European Leagues in November, and its aim was to discuss the interests of the professional European leagues: “Many topics were discussed and the agenda was set, which is very important for us. priority. Topics such as the international calendar, an issue that arises from 2024 onwards, and the great difficulty that both the leagues and the players themselves face in the way we will manage future calendars. “Obviously the Premier League is something that concerns us all, so the meeting was very productive.”

“We have started, and we have defined an agenda that seems quite appropriate, at a time when we will have major themes that will differentiate the future of football in Europe and in the world,” declared the president of the (also) Portuguese League.

The Frenchman also wanted to highlight the importance of protecting the status of national leagues: “Our players have a very strong relationship with the national leagues and they are facing difficulty at the moment with the increase in the number of competitions. We must find solutions together, because our players play in local leagues. From there they get their main resource, which is their salaries. After that, they will gain values ​​in international competitions. We have to find a balance that no longer exists today. So, obviously we will cooperate with the European leagues, and we will work together.”

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