A real revolution, with the support of FIFA, which would mark the end of the Champions League, in favor of a billionaire European super league. This is the hypothesis on which the main European clubs would be dealing, projected towards a new “European Premier League”, which could start as early as the 2022-2023 season. For the moment, no one confirms the indiscretion launched by the Sky Sports TV broadcaster, according to which the US bank JP Morgan is already working to raise at least 6 billion euros on the market.
The project of a European Super League, with 12 teams would already be at an advanced stage (or even 18, with the expansion to other clubs besides the richest and most famous of the Old Continent) and we can foresee without any indication that it could be so composed:
- England (Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal e Tottenham)
- Germany (Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund)
- Spain (Real Madrid, Barcelona FC, Atletico de Madrid e Sevilla)
- Italy (Juventus, AC Milan, FC Internazionale, SSC Napoli)
- France (PSG, Olympique Lyonnais)
A tournament that is not an alternative to individual domestic championships, played in midweek rounds, ending up occupying the days used up to now by Uefa competitions, from the Champions League to the Europa League. The names of the founding members of this project are top-secret, but everything suggests that the best teams on the continent – from Liverpool to Juventus, from Manchester United to Bayern Munich, up to the two Spanish queens, Real Madrid and Barcelona – would have been involved. Among the Italians, obviously in addition to the trio (Juventus, Milan and Inter) Napoli would have been contacted. The formula of the tournament – says Sky Sports – provides for an Italian round, with the teams meeting at least twice, before the final in the play-offs. An indiscretion destined to shake the leaders of UEFA, which – if this hypothesis is successful – would undergo a very profound downsizing.
The European team championship could finally be realized as it was imagined many years ago, being the dream of some of the Serie A presidents such as Aurelio De Laurentiis of SSC Napoli, to create a tournament with greater visibility and remuneration for individuals clubs, in the style of the NBA or NFL in the USA.