Football Leaks reveals plans for a European Super League
Der Spiegel have announced that they plan to publish more inside football revelations over the forthcoming weeks
Football Leaks is back!
One of the many inside revelations as published by Der Speigel and a syndicate of European media outlets is the proposal for some of the continents biggest clubs to start a private European Super League.
The journalists behind this "leak" point to an email sent "on the night of October 22, 2018" to "the assistant of Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, and his two deputies", hailing from "from Key Capital Partners, a Madrid-based financial firm that has been working with the Spanish club for a long time ".
This document detailed in a 13-page "binding preliminary agreement" aimed at creating a European Super League, starting in 2021, for a period of twenty years.
The competition would bring together 16 teams, "on one side, 11 founders: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, PSG, AC Milan, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal". "On the other, 5 initial guests: Atlético Madrid, AS Roma, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Marseille".
This agreement stipulates that the competition will be managed by a Spanish company, controlled exclusively by the "founders".
This document would indicate "that the signing of the sixteen clubs is planned for November 2018": "But we do not know where the project is going to materialise.Is this a simple proposal from investors? already mentioned this new Super League with the other fifteen clubs listed in the document? ", write the journalists Football Leaks.
This idea of Super League raises its head frequently. Football Leaks reminds us, it is to counter such a threat that UEFA has reformed its Champions League by giving four direct accesses to the group stage at the four main European leagues (Spain, Germany, England, Italy). in August 2016.