Clubs to Meet
The world of football continues to deal with the fallout following the bombshell announcement that six of the Premier League’s clubs intend to join a new European Super League.
The Premier League is to hold a meeting tomorrow, but only the 14 clubs not involved in the proposed ESL are to be involved, as they seek to find a resolution to the potential changes to the domestic game.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have not been invited, with the meeting likely to be a lively one.
NEW: Premier League to host meeting with 14 clubs tomorrow morning. Clubs involved in proposed European Super League are not included. Meeting chaired by Richard Masters online #SSN
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) April 19, 2021
To be clear, the European Super League is not intended to replace the Premier League – it is set to take place midweek, with domestic football to remain on the weekend.
The response to the proposal has nevertheless been almost universally scathing, on the part of fans, players, federations and even politicians.
The Daily Mail have reported on mixed views amongst the remaining Premier League clubs.
Those in the upper echelons are said to be fuming, having had aspirations to break into the elite of European football.
Those lower down the table are less likely to be concerned about Europe, as they just want to stay in the top-flight.
All, though, will surely be concerned about a potential drop in broadcasting revenue coming into the game, if the breakaway league comes about.
La Liga condemns
La Liga have issued a statement on the proposed ESL.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 19, 2021
The statement reads:
“The newly proposed top European competition is nothing more than a selfish, egotistical proposal designed to further enrich the already super rich.
“It will undermine the appeal of the whole game and have deeply damaging impact on La Liga, its member clubs and the entire footballing ecosystem.”
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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