John Motson has a bleak omen for Premier League fans regarding overseas games

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first_img smart causal A billboard in New York City shows former Spurs hero Gareth Bale Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday REVEALED Manchester United faced Real Madrid at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in pre-season Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won NEW ERA 2 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener As a result, an official LaLiga game could be played on US shores as soon as this season.For fans of the English game, it invokes memories of the infamous ‘39th game’ proposed by Richard Scudamore during his tenure as Premier League chief.And while it may not happen soon, Motson believes it is a very real possibility in the future.He told MatchDay Live on talkSPORT: “If Manchester United were to play, say Tottenham, and decided to play the home game in China and the away game in the United States and those games counted as part of the league programme – well I can just about envisage that. possible standings Latest Premier LEAGUE NEWS John Motson has conceded the Premier League could emulate LaLiga by playing a selection of games abroad because of the lure of the huge riches.It was announced on Friday that LaLiga officials have entered a 15-year deal with American company Relevant to bring soccer to North America. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED silverware 2 “I don’t necessarily think it’s going to happen, I don’t think it’s going to happen in the next couple of seasons maybe, but that’s the kind of reach we’re talking about.“What you have to remember; most of the Premier League television money is coming from overseas and most of the clubs (the big clubs this is) their commercial income; shirt sales and all that sort of stuff is growing day-by-day in the 200 territories that the Premier League now covers. “So it would be a PR exercise and a money-making exercise commercially, rather than just necessarily drag all our fans over there.“But all I’m saying to you today is the LaLiga decision, which sounds to me to be pretty definite, I think it has re-opened the debate.”last_img

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