Thursday, 5 February 2015
Camp Nou in line for potential name change
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has revealed that the company's name could be added to Camp Nou following negotiations with Barcelona over a new deal.
The airline's current contract as the Catalans' main sponsor is due to expire in 2016 and they are ready to step up their sponsorship a notch.
"Everything is a possibility for our company, we’re open to surprises and one of these could be connected to the name of Camp Nou," Al Baker said at a press conference.
"Qatar Airways and Barcelona have the same values. It is possible that our name is added to Camp Nou."
Barcelona vice-president Javier Faus, meanwhile, has confirmed that both parties are set to discuss a new contract.
"Barcelona have nothing but gratitude for Qatar Airways. We are extremely satisfied with Qatar Airways and I can assure you there are zero problems with Qatar Airways, zero with Qatar and we definitely hope that this partnership lasts many, many, more years.
"We are set to negotiate a new deal with them. A final decision will be made this year."