Albion chief executive Paul Barber has issued a message to fans about the proposed European Super League competition (ESL).

The so-called ‘big six’ sides in the Premier League (Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Manchester City) are going to be six of the founder members of the competition.

The other 14 teams in the Premier League met this morning and voted unanimously against the ESL.

Albion also put out a statement this morning saying that they were totally against the Super League.

But Barber has issued the following message to Seagulls fans.

He said: “We believe in the dream and we certainly have done and Tony the chairman has done for a very long time as our fans know and we want to pursue that dream.

“We haven’t finished yet, we have got into the Premier League, we have been lucky enough to stay here so far for four seasons, we are going to do our best to stay here for a fifth consecutive season.

“But beyond that, we want to establish ourselves in the league even more and push ourselves even harder and we don’t want the dream of a potential European spot at some stage in the future to be taken away from us.”