Jaguars preparing to face the 49ers at Wembley on Sunday.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to take the league back to Los Angeles while also insisting that he wants Europe to be a more permanent home too.
Speaking at a forum for European NFL fans on Saturday ahead of the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars squaring off at Wembley, he revealed that there is no priority in terms of which is done first.
The NFL hasn’t had a franchise in Los Angeles since 1995 when both the Rams and Raiders decided to relocate, while the NFL would be the only American professional sports league to have a team based in Europe.
“It doesn’t matter,” Goodell said, according to ESPN.
“I’d love to be back in Los Angeles. But it has to be done the right way, we have to do it successfully.
“I want both (London and L.A.), but it doesn’t matter which one is first.”
Meanwhile, with the on-going debate surrounding the issues with having a potential franchise in London in the years to come, Goodell has ruled out the chances of the city hosting a Super Bowl.
He insisted that only cities where an NFL team is based will host the event, but remains committed to moving the idea forward as the league recently announced that they will hold an unprecedented three regular season games in the English capital next season.
Nevertheless, the idea has been met with some criticism by players and experts alike, who have suggested that the travel and various other implications involved would make it difficult for teams to make the regular trip for away games.