Greeting between Bartomeu and Rummenigge

Bartomeu and Rummenigge / PHOTO: ECA - F.Bozzani

Josep Maria Bartomeu speaks to the assembly

Bartomeu speaks to the assembly / PHOTO: ECA - F.Bozzani

The ECA was in Barcelona for a gala supper at the Liceu Theatre on Monday night, where Bartomeu was joined by such footballing dignitaries as Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Ferran Soriano and Emilio Butrageño. Then today Tuesday in the Hotel W, the association will be holding its 12th General Assembly, where the most important item on the agenda is FIFA’s modifications to the transfer system.

Josep Maria Bartomeu is appearing at a meeting of the European Clubs Association for the first time as president of Barça, in the company of his vice-president Jordi Mestre. Among the delegates are the secretary general of UEFA, Gianni Infantino, and the director of competitions, Giorgio Marchetti.

Several delegates visited La Masia on Monday, and one of the principal topics of discussion today will be the feasibility of the UEFA sponsored Youth Champions League, which has replaced the former NextGen Series.

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