There have been various rumours regarding the European Super League in recent hours. It has come to light that UEFA was planning a change in the Champions League format to counter the chances of the European Super League being formed.
However, it has been learned that 12 clubs have already agreed to form the European Super League. 3 Spanish clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, 3 Italian clubs – Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan and 6 English clubs – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed on the formation of the European Super League.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will be the chairman of the European League. The announcement of the creation of the European Super League led by Real Madrid and Manchester United is imminent and will be done in the coming days or maybe even hours.
However, it has now been officially confirmed by UEFA that they will take action against the clubs participating in the European Super League. The statement warns of potential legal action against teams creating a new European Super League. They’ve also warned players involved could be banned from representing their country.
Now, Spanish league LaLiga have now released an official statement condemning the formation of the European Super League.
LaLiga strongly condemns the announced proposal to create a secessionist and elitist European competition, which attacks the principles of open competitiveness and sporting merit that occupy the deepest part of the national and European football ecosystem.
Today, football fans across Europe can dream that their Club, whatever its size, can excel in competition, reach the top, and compete at the pinnacle of European football.
LaLiga defends this European football tradition of football for everyone. The concept proposed by 12 European clubs destroys that dream, closing the door to the top of European football and allowing the entry of only a few to an elite.
LaLiga has a proud 90-year history as an open, merit-based competition. Millions of fans around the world are fans of the 42 LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank clubs. The success of our competitions has contributed to football becoming a key factor in the Spanish economy, representing almost 1.4% of GDP and employing almost 200,000 people.
The new European competition proposal is nothing more than a selfish approach, designed to further enrich the wealthiest. It will undermine the appeal of the entire game and have a profoundly damaging impact on the immediate future of LaLiga, the clubs that comprise it and the entire football ecosystem.
In addition, it will also impact the rest of the sports to which, in the current season, LaLiga contributes more than 126 million euros since it endangers the contribution system approved in the Pact of Viana.
We will use all the tools at our disposal and we will work with all parties involved to defend the integrity and future of Spanish football in the best interest of the game.