La Liga ‘did not consult’ clubs on US

Real Valladolid president Carlos Suarez has explained Spanish clubs were not told by La Liga that games will be played abroad.

La Liga president Javier Tebas (pictured) confirmed the news on Thursday that matches will be staged in the United States as early as this season after a commercial deal was struck.

“There hasn't been a consultation as such with the clubs,” Suarez told Cadena Ser, in quotes cited by ESPN FC.

“But I think if you asked the rest of the colleagues they wouldn't see it with bad eyes, and once it is explained to us, we will see it better.

“I think it's good to play games in the United States. In terms of the process we are having to expand and cut down the gap on the Premier League, which is still ahead of us, it's good.

“I think provided everything is coordinated well, it could be a very good thing.”

Valladolid are back in the top flight this term after a four-year hiatus.

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