La Liga strike action on US ‘very likely’

La Liga players striking over the league’s decision to play matches in the United States is becoming an increasingly likely reality, say reports in Spain.

Cadena Cope say the league’s president Javier Tebas and Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) president David Aganzo (pictured) are no closer to reaching a compromise on the possibility following Monday morning’s meeting, which lasted one hour.

Last month, players representing each of the 20 La Liga squads reconvened at the Spanish Association of Footballers (AFE) to voice their disapproval at the plans and did not rule out strike action.

Led by Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Sergio Busquets, Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke and Joaquin of Real Betis, the players stated their stance on the controversial issue.

However, the league is said to be pushing ahead with its plans to play the scheduled late January fixture between Girona and Barcelona in Miami.

Neither the AFE, the league’s clubs nor the Spanish FA were consulted by La Liga before they penned a 15-year agreement with US company Relevent.

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