Bradford Ciry co-chairman Mark Lawn suggests his side will not compete in Europe next season if they beat Swansea on Sunday.
If Bradford City were to win the Capital One Cup final against Swansea City on Sunday then technically the League Two side would be eligible for a Europa League place next season.
Bradford are the first team from England’s fourth division to reach a major Wembley final and victory over Premier League Swansea would give them a berth in Europe’s second-tier cup competition.
However, co-chairman Lawn says Bradford could turn down the opportunity to compete if the Europa League proves too costly.
“I’m not going to pay to play in Europe,” he was quoted in The Sun.
“When we beat Villa (in the semi-final), I was told, ‘You don’t really want to get into Europe – it costs you money in the early rounds.’
“I said, ‘Well, that’ll be fun, because if it costs us money, we won’t be there.’
“Realistically, it’s not going to be a problem because I don’t think we’re going to win against Swansea.”
He added, “I won’t put us in fiscal danger to play in Europe. That’s not going to happen. I’m deadly serious.
“It’s all very well saying there are financial rewards once you get to the group stage.
“But we’re a fourth-division club – realistically, we’re not going to get there.”