Video: ‘French Football Is in Panic’ – RMC Sport Pundit Suggest Biggest Clubs in France Should Form an Alligence To Negotiate a Television Deal

While Ligue 1 teams rely on television rights money to survive in the current health contingency, but the main broadcaster Mediapro has suggested renegotiating its agreement with the League, which is a matter that worries French football. 

Médiapro is citing the coronavirus pandemic as the reason they would like to redo an agreement on television rights. However, RMC Sport journalist Daniel Riolo suggested on After Foot RMC that the big French clubs form an alliance to distribute new rights, much like the English clubs did in the early 1990s to form the Premier League. 

“It can turn into disaster with a new tender with less money. French football is in panic. It can lead to the meeting of two or three clubs who say to themselves, “I don’t give a damn, we negotiate on our own,” Riolo said. “As it has existed in Spain, Portugal, and even Italy for years. Lyon, with what they are doing, at one point it’s a question of survival. If I am Aulas, I call Nasser, and I say to him, “here we are going to negotiate € 200-million just for our rights, and we take €100-million each.”

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