Many wealthy European clubs have agreed to join Super League explosion A competition that can show a big change in the game over the years.
Until 12 clubs have signed plans, with the help of $ 6bn to repay loans from JPMorgan, to establish a new competition that could end the Champions League, which is now a world-class competition.
According to people familiar with the negotiations, those who are ready to take part in the competition are Real Madrid of Spain and FC Barcelona; Manchester United of England, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea; and Juventus of Italy, AC Milan and Inter Milan. The clubs either refused or did not respond to a request for comment.
The new league, according to documents published by the Financial Times, includes 20 clubs while 15 are “permanent members”, meaning they will not be eliminated and will not have to perform well in international competitions.
Starting members will be awarded between € 100m- € 350m each and will continue to play in their international competitions, such as the English Premier League and Spanish La Liga. With the expected revenue of 4bn euros in competition through the sale of journalists and sponsors, clubs receive € 264m a year. JPMorgan declined to comment.
Unsigned clubs include Paris Saint-Germain of France and Bayern Munich of Germany, which are the richest in Europe, according to people close to the talks.
The announcement of the Super League is aimed at defending another radical change in the Champions League, led by Uefa, the governing body of European football.
The annual Uefa conference on Monday should approve a new type of competition, with more than 100 games per season as well as over-the-top connections between top teams.
This comes after the European Club Association, an organization representing the interests of more than 200 teams led by Andrea Agnelli, chairman of Juventus, convened last week to discuss changes to the club competition in Africa.
The ECA agreed that Uefa should continue with the racial change, but there was General dissatisfaction and the process, when leading clubs need to be given more encouragement in a new alliance that would improve the freedom of journalists and sponsors of European club competitions.
Uefa’s attempts to contact Agnelli this week to find out if Juventus have agreed to join the Super League have failed, according to people close to negotiations. However, other key players have been notified, including La Liga boss Javier Tebas, one of the football officials who wants to block the plans.
Uefa said it had teamed up with top European organizations, governing bodies and Fifa “in an attempt to curb the practice, which was set up by the selfishness of minority groups at a time when people needed more cooperation than ever before”.
It added that it would look at “all the options available to us, in all sectors, legal and sporting to prevent this”.
The Times of London reported on Sunday that a number of clubs had joined forces, in particular, to join the Super League.
Leading clubs, facing a severe financial crisis, are desperate for a new competition, which they believe could make a difference in European games any season. It can also include price adjustments, such as the amount that can be charged and the amount that you can spend.
The competition can be likened to the design of a closed “North American” game, where franchise owners enjoy a reliable benefit and analysis of teams that are slowly rising over time.
But the system is undermining the design of the pyramid in European games, where even the smallest teams, through their success on the field, can win the biggest trophies.