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Politician advocates competition for Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan clubs...

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta likes the idea of creating an independent Iberian league in which teams from Portugal, Spain and Catalonia would play.

The Catalan Solidarity's candidate for independence is running for presidency of the local government and has suggested creating a league in which teams from Portugal, Spain and Catalonia would participate - something that could have a massive impact on La Liga.

Nevertheless, Laporta is serious with his political tactics, believing that the idea will take off.

"Barcelona could very well play the Catalan League, Spanish League or League of the Iberian peoples, with Portugal, Spain and Catalonia," said Laporta, as reported by Sport.es.

"Hopefully we can raise this issue in the near future. It would be like the Spanish league without Real Madrid."

"I am convinced that the club would do their best to participate in a very competitive league that was attractive to the viewers and for the Catalans," he added.

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