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Premier League meeting for 14 clubs not involved in ESL confirmed for tomorrow

Premier League meeting for 14 clubs not involved in ESL confirmed for tomorrow

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.

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

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 05: Logo of Spanish football league "La Liga" is seen in Madrid, Spain on 05, 2019. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 05: Logo of Spanish football league “La Liga” is seen in Madrid, Spain on 05, 2019. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

La Liga have issued a statement on the proposed ESL.

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.” 

“In addition, the breakaway league threatens the rest of Spanish sports to which, in the current season, La Liga will contribute more than 126 million euros as part of its agreement with the Spanish government and Spanish FA.”
“We will use all measure at our disposal and work with all stakeholders to defend the integrity and future of Spanish football in the best interests of the game.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.