A file photo of East Bengal during their match against Minerva Punjab.(HT Photo)
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East Bengal in talks with Barcelona for tie-up possibility

East Bengal previously had a partnership with Leicester City of the Premier League. However, that was concerned solely with building the English club’s profile among the huge South Asian diaspora of the city.
By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 04:41 PM IST

Quess East Bengal may enter into a tie-up with Spanish giants Barcelona, chairman of the I-League runners-up Ajit Isaac has said in a statement on their official Facebook page.

“Senior officials of the Spanish giants, FC Barcelona and Quess East Bengal Football Club team, met to explore the possibility of an association between the two clubs,” Isaac was quoted saying on their Facebook page Wednesday.

“The meeting facilitated by Rakuten, the global innovation partner and sponsor of FC Barcelona, was held at Quess House in Bengaluru. Rakuten is incidentally advising FCB on expanding its footprint worldwide,” it added with a photo of the officials.

The deal if finalised would give a big boost to the growth of Indian football at grassroots level.

East Bengal previously had a partnership with Leicester City of the Premier League. However, that was concerned solely with building the English club’s profile among the huge South Asian diaspora of the city.

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