Owners of the aforementioned clubs are allegedly part of the team that is proposing a lucrative European Super League which will accommodate only the top clubs in the top leagues in Europe.
It is perceived that the proposed European Super League will compete with the already existing UEFA Champions League, and other club competitions. It is also perceived that the proposed European League would not give room for fair competition since it is for only major clubs in the top five leagues in Europe.
Since the news about the introduction of the European Super League emerged, it is being speculated that Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Manchester United are playing a vital role in ensuring that the proposed league is introduced.
Recently, the world football governing body, FIFA, issued a statement in conjunction with the confederations warning that any player that participates in the proposed league would be banned from participating in FIFA and confederation competitions. The league is expected to kick-off during the 2021-2022 season.
According to reports, Manchester United’s owner and American businessman Joel Glazer went into partnership with Liverpool’s owner and fellow American John W Henry to come up with the proposed Super League. Reports say £4.6billion has been set aside to kickstart the league. The league will accommodate 20 clubs selected from the top 5 leagues across Europe.
Besides the owners of Liverpool and Manchester United, the owner of Real Madrid Florentino Perez is said to be among the club’s owners that are planning to establish the lucrative European Super League.
Manchester United are understood to have distanced themselves from proposals for a European Super League after FIFA and UEFA's strong stance last week against the plan effectively made it unsustainable.— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) January 24, 2021
Before FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned from the Spanish club, he has revealed that Barcelona are aware of the proposed league and they are interested in the proposed competition.
“This would be a disaster for football, it would destroy the ecosystem and balance of the game in Europe”, Javier Tebas told The Sun.
“This whole underground project started with Infantino and Perez – but the Glazers and Liverpool were active too and held meetings.
“They have all tried to keep it secret before the stories emerged in October and since.
“Is it just about greed? You can define that how you like – but that’s the idea.
“This Super League project is going to ruin the Champions League. That’s what they’re looking for.
“The Champions League disappears – and the money it generated, they want to divide this up between themselves.”