Leading Belgian and Dutch clubs discuss merged league

Afp, Brussels

25 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A joint Dutch-Belgian football league took a step forward as 11 leading clubs from the two countries met in Eindhoven for talks reported by local media on Friday

The reports said the clubs met “with a view to drawing up a concrete proposal” that would have real “sporting and economic potential.”

The clubs had commissioned an independent study on the feasibility of a “BeNeliga.”

Five of the clubs are Belgian (Anderlecht, Bruges, Standard Liege, Gent, Genk) and six Dutch (Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord, Vitesse, Utrecht and AZ Alkmaar).