Incredible reports doing the rounds in the English media over the last 24 hours suggest that, on the back of the European Super League’s collapse, a similar project may now be underway in Britain.
ESL up in smoke
The story surrounding the implementation, collapse and subsequent backlash stemming from plans for a new Super League has of course grabbed headlines across the globe this week.
For those not aware of the situation, last Sunday, a dozen of the continentâs top clubs â including six from the Premier League â unveiled plans to break away from the current structures of the game, to form a âSuper Leagueâ.
The initiative was built up as a Champions League alternative of sorts, which would have seen a total of 20 sides from across the continent vie it out for the title each season.
Almost as soon as the project was officially green lighted, though, it was brought to a grinding halt.
This came on Tuesday night, when, less than 48 hours after the competition’s plans were made public, the six English clubs involved – Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool – pulled out.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Spurs have all formally withdrawn from the European Super League.
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Celtic & Rangers in?
As outlined above, though, despite the European equivalent having now suffered what looks like irreparable damage, incredibly, a ‘British Super League’ could yet be on the cards.
This comes amid claims on the part of the Sun that a Premier League reform is being eyed.
The shakeup would see the division reduced to 18 teams, whilst, significantly, featuring Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers.
The inclusion of the Old Firm rivals is seen as mutually beneficial, as it would provide both clubs with significant TV revenue hikes, whilst bringing new fanbases to the English game.
It is even suggested that the project would quickly receive the backing of all of UEFA, FIFA and the UK government.
A new British Super League is reportedly in the works with Celtic and Rangers to join a reformed 18-team Premier Leaguehttps://t.co/Z92DVTlxWd
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This article was edited by Robert Fosterman.