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Plans to revive European Super League exposed, English clubs barred from talks

Plans to revive European Super League exposed, English clubs barred from talks

La Liga chairman Javier Tebas has revealed that talks are underway between clubs to resurrect the European Super League.

Back in April, plans for a breakaway league involving some of Europe’s top clubs were revealed, with Premier League big six clubs involved.

The six clubs joined Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan, to form the proposed competition’s founding members.

The plans were widely condemned, prompting protests from supporters and, eventually, the withdrawal of all six Premier League clubs.

The initial proposals were thwarted as a result, but Tebas has revealed that Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus are still in talks to revive plans for the Super League, which would include prohibiting English clubs from participating.

Tebas told Marca : “The three castaways [Barcelona, Real and Juventus] who remain with the flag are talking and I can tell you ahead: they already know that the English are not going to be there.

“Now they are setting up a kind of Super League with the rest of the leagues so that the enemy is not only the Champions League, but also the Premier.”

Fans and pundits alike slammed plans for the European Super League for removing long-standing systems in place across the continent, allowing clubs to compete for places in European competitions.

Tebas added: “The Super League that we saw in April worries me zero, but the concept does. They think that in football the big clubs have to rule… there is a lot of selfishness there.

“It is true that they are big, but where have they become big? Competing against Osasuna, Betis… and they can’t put them aside now.
“It would mean, to the Spanish League, losing about €1.2billion. The leagues are united, even the Premier.”

While the owners of the Premier League clubs involved apologized for their roles in the proposals, Real president Florentino Perez, who was appointed chairman of the ESL, and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, who was appointed vice-chairman, have not abandoned their plans to resurrect the competition.

Perez said back in April: “If anyone thinks the Super League is dead, are they wrong? Absolutely.

“We’re going to keep working and what everyone thinks is for the best will emerge. The project is on standby. The Super League still exists.”


Plans to revive European Super League exposed, English clubs barred from talks

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