New information emerges about the Super League project in which the most powerful clubs are working, with the opposition of Uefa and Fifa.
Fifteen of the most powerful clubs in Europe have come together to create a Super League. Three Spanish teams, Atlético de Madrid, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are among the founders of this competition, reports Le Parisien.
These will be the following teams: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, from the Premier League; Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid, from La Liga; Juventus, Inter and AC Milan, from Serie A; FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, from the Bundesliga; and Paris Saint-Germain, from Ligue 1, all of them belonging to the five major European leagues. These teams, according to the same source, would be joined by another five clubs (Benfica, Porto, Ajax, AS Roma, SSC Napoli, Olympique Lyonnais, Galatasaray S.K.) as guests for the first edition of the competition, supposedly scheduled for the 2022-2023 season.
The format of the Super League would end with a playoff, in a tournament in which the top six finishers would secure a fixed 350 million euros each, a figure that UEFA cannot compete against with the Champions League, a competition that it delivered to the champion of the 2018-2019 season, Liverpool, 111.09 million euros. The idea is to convince the clubs through large fixed economic prizes, despite threats from Fifa, which have warned of punishments for clubs and players who dispute it. In addition, the governing body of European football has decided to fight back with a renewed format of the Champions League to appease the spirits of the most powerful.
Surely it is a solution that rewards more the business around football than the real passion for this sport, where smaller and less noble teams with less ability to spend money on the market to meet important financial giants and therefore also the beauty of having a David vs Goliath will be totally lost and this could have a negative impact in the long term.