Europa League set to receive huge £54m cash boost from European Club Association as they look to boost 'unity and solidarity'
The European Club Association is to inject £54million into the Europa League each year from 2018 as they look to bolster 'unity and solidarity in European club football.'
The ECA, an independent body directly representing a number of Europe's leading clubs, has announced it is to make the solidarity payment following consultation with governing body UEFA.
Among the stated objectives when the ECA signed a memorandum of understanding with UEFA in 2015 was to reduce the disparity in financial rewards between the Champions League and the second-tier competition.
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