Barcelona has accepted an invitation to join a proposed new European Super League, according to outgoing president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Bartomeu made the announcement on Tuesday in a speech confirming he and Barca's board of directors are resigning.
"We accept entry into a European Super League of football clubs," he said. "This acceptance will have to be ratified by the next assembly. We have approved the format of the new Club World Cup.
"The European Super League will make it so the club can remain being one of the members."