Gary Lineker joins LaLigaTV in ‘multi-year agreement’

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Gary Lineker has joined LaLigaTV in a "multi-year agreement" to front coverage of the Spanish top flight.

Lineker, who played for Barcelona during his career, already presents the BBC's Premier League highlights show Match of the Day.

The former England captain announced at the end of last season that he was stepping down as host of BT Sport's Champions League coverage to follow Leicester in the Europa League.

“I’m thrilled to become a part of LaLigaTV, a channel I’ve watched every weekend for the last two seasons,” said Lineker.

“I have fond memories of my time playing in Spain and very much look forward to sharing the excitement of LaLiga with viewers in the UK and elsewhere.”

 (LaLigaTV)
(LaLigaTV)

Melcior Soler, Audiovisual Director at LaLiga, said: “Adding Gary Lineker to our talent pool is really exciting for LaLiga fans.

“He has a vast portfolio of presenting experience and an in-depth knowledge of Spanish football. We look forward to witnessing the expertise, energy and passion he will bring to LaLigaTV.”

The 60-year-old, one of the BBC's highest-paid presenters, last year signed a new five-year contract with the broadcaster which included a 23 per cent pay cut.

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