Bertomeu: “A second French team in EuroLeague will make sense only if it’s in Paris”

2019-02-05T09:50:09+00:00 2019-02-05T21:21:27+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

05/Feb/19 09:50

Jordi Bertomeu discusses the future of French teams in EuroLeague.

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EuroLeague Chairman and CEO Jordi Bertomeu spoke to RMC Sport’s ‘Buzzer’ about the possibility of more French teams in EuroLeague, after ASVEL’s wildcard.

“France is very important for basketball Europe. A second team from France will make sense only if it’s in Paris. I think it’s not gonna happen in the next three or four years, but in the future. The league has already proven that is very flexible. When we have a solid project in Paris, when we have an arena in Paris, then it will be time to open up a conversation about a second [French] team in EuroLeague”, mentions Bertomeu, who points out there must be a solid business plan for a second French team to join.

“Our vision is to have a good arena, the right structure, and the right ownership. That’s also our plan for London”, the EuroLeague CEO added.