A virtual meeting is set to take place between the 14 members not part of the new league. The meeting will be chaired by Premier League CEO Richard Masters. The ‘Big Six’ of the Premier League clubs have been joined by AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Real Madrid to form a breakaway European Super League.
The European League looks set to replace the Champions League but will not touch the domestic league. The move was condemned by the UEFA as well as the domestic leagues. President of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin also said that any player playing in Euros as well as FIFA.
“Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs including Premier League clubs have today come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the European Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs,” he said. “AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs. It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.”
“Going forward, the Founding Clubs look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new League and for football as a whole,” the statement added. “The formation of the Super League comes at a time when the global pandemic has accelerated the instability in the existing European football economic model.”
“Further, for a number of years, the Founding Clubs have had the objective of improving the quality and intensity of existing European competitions throughout each season, and of creating a format for top clubs and players to compete on a regular basis.” he continued. “The pandemic has shown that a strategic vision and a sustainable commercial approach are required to enhance value and support for the benefit of the entire European football pyramid.”