The emergence of the European Super League may greatly disrupt the current football order, but for the clubs participating in the league, the price is very high. On Sunday, the “New York Times” and “The New York Times” announced that Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona football clubs will soon be announced. . Super League, which means leaving the Champions League.
The UEFA Champions League, its new format will be approved on Monday. However, UEFA did not wait long. Ten minutes after the article was published, UEFA, together with the football federations and leagues from England, Italy and Spain, issued a statement threatening to become the founding club of the Super League.
As predicted a few weeks ago, UEFA announced that every club participating in the Super League will not only be excluded from Europe, but will also be excluded from domestic competitions. Any football player of such a club can be excluded from international competitions.
The heads of other leagues, even French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, have also expressed opposition to the Super League. In the evening, the European Club Association (ECA) also issued a statement on the matter.
Interestingly, the head of the association is Italian Andrea Agnelli (Andrea Agnelli), who is also the chairman of Juventus. The head of the Italian championship is one of the biggest supporters of the creation of the Super League. After the meeting, ECA issued a statement that the Italians did not attend, chaired by Edwin van der Sarah, director of Ajax.
“According to today’s report on the so-called Super League, ECA, as a representative of 246 European clubs, has confirmed its commitment to the UEFA European game model, which will begin in 2024. At the same time, we will state that: “Closed The model of the Premier League will go against the vision of ECA. It will meet in the next few days to take appropriate action. “
Suddenly, the acceleration of the creation of the Super League was related to the plan to announce a new format for the UEFA Champions League. This item will be approved as early as Monday. Although the new format assumes that there are more matches between the strongest clubs, which means increased revenue for them, the largest clubs in Europe do not want to share money with smaller clubs.
People have been speculating about plans to establish a Super League for at least a few months. Of course, the most important thing in this project is money. At the end of January, the “Times” reported that at the beginning of its establishment, the club could count on sharing up to 3.1 billion pounds of “infrastructure subsidies”! This means that each club’s revenue is between £89 and £310 million. The money will fill the budget gap caused by the “loss of stadium revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic”.
But this is not all. As a result of participating in the Super League, the annual income of a single club will be between 130 pounds and 213 million pounds. This is not a small amount, because the current Champions League winner can count on around 100 million pounds. The high bonuses of the Super League participants will be mainly guaranteed by JP Morgan, which is one of the world’s largest financial assets. Most of the funding will also come from broadcasting rights and sponsorship agreements.