The European Super League is gradually becoming a reality as it has been made official that top clubs in Europe have signed up for the proposed breakaway league.
It has been reported that the big six clubs in the Premier League – Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Tottenham have signed up for the European Super League.
Recall that since the news broke that a breakaway league tagged European Super League would kick off in 2022, the world football governing body, FIFA, European football governing body, UEFA, have issued statements to condemn the plan.
During the weekend, when the news broke that 12 top European clubs have signed up for the breakaway European Super League, major stakeholders in the world of football issued statements to condemn the clubs for signing up to such arrangement.
The said league is projected to rival the prestigious UEFA Champions League, a development that UEFA has been trying to prevent from happening.
UEFA Executive Committee today has unanimously voted through the new 36 team UCL to start in 2024… and PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi voted for the new UCL too, as per @tariqpanja. 🔴🇪🇺— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 19, 2021
Chelsea like all the #SuperLeague clubs are set to leave European Football Association.
Besides the 6 big clubs in the Premier League that have signed up for the league, La Liga’s Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid; and Serie A’s AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus have signed up for the money-spinning league.
When the news surfaced that several clubs have signed up for European Super League, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, described the proposed league as “very damaging for football”.
He said the country would support the FA if the football association decides to take action against English clubs that choose to participate in the competition.
“The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps”, he said.
“We have a football pyramid where funds from the globally successful Premier League flow down the leagues and into local communities. I would be bitterly disappointed to see any action that destroys that.”
While a statement issued from UEFA said: “We call on all lovers of football, supporters and politicians, to join us in fighting against such a project if it were to be announced.
“This persistent self-interest of a few has been going on for too long. Enough is enough.”