barca linked with NY metrostars takeover!
Barcelona are being linked with a buyout of United States MLS club New York MetroStars.
Barca have made contact with the MetroStars' owners John Kluge and Stuart Subotnick and have been encouraged with the progress of discussions over buying the club.
The deal would cost Barca between £7 million and £10 million and would be a key element in president Joan Laporta's ambition to build his club into a global brand to match Real Madrid and Manchester United. It's understood one of the criteria of the sale going through would be the MetroStars playing in Barca's colours.