On Sunday, the “New York Times” and “New York Times” announced that the official announcement of Superliga will only take a few hours. At least 12 clubs from the strongest leagues in Europe will participate in the competition. To be sure, the Premier League players will be: England’s Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, Spain’s Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona Football Club, Serie A’s AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus .
UEFA and the three football associations and leagues of relevant countries strongly oppose this idea. “What we want to reiterate is that if this happens, we will unite and stop this cynical project. At a time when we need unity more than ever, this project aims to satisfy the interests of multiple clubs”- We read in the official statement.
“We will consider all possibilities in terms of law and sports. Football is based on open competitions and sports rules. As we have warned before, clubs participating in such games will be excluded from all other games: domestic, European and Global competitions. Some of these clubs may be excluded from international competitions.”
Those who signed the statement thanked the French and German clubs, which rejected the possibility of participating in the Super League. According to the “New York Times” report, the bid will be awarded to PSG, Bayern Munich and Dortmund football clubs.
Relevant information has been confirmed in relevant countries. French Radio Europe 1 cited PSG’s anonymous source, which reportedly believes that “football is for everyone”.
The Paris club’s decision was even welcomed by the country’s President Emmanuel Macron, who emphasized that the establishment of the Super League would threaten the principles of unity and sports competition. Macron added that France will support FIFA, UEFA and the French Football Association, as well as Ligue 1’s struggle to maintain the existing football world order.
Bundesliga executive director Christian Seifert welcomed the decision of Bayern Munich and Dortmund football clubs to also refuse to participate in the Super League. -DFL violates any concept of the Super League. Seifert said in an official statement that the economic interests of several clubs from England, Spain and Italy must not lead to the destruction of the existing structure of European football.
He added: It would be extremely irresponsible to irreversibly damage national games that are the cornerstone of European football. Therefore, I very much support the statements made by UEFA and the football associations and leagues of England, Spain and Italy.
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 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. This 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.