Arsenal Wenger has claimed that a European Super League would destroy the Premier League.
Plans for a new invitation-only European Super League were revealed last week, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid said to be among the giant clubs in talks over a new mega-rich competition.
According to reports, top clubs from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are in negotiations over the formation of the new 18-team tournament, which already has £4.6BILLION in funding and has a provisional start date of as soon as 2022.
Described as ‘the most important development in world club football for decades’, it has been suggested the European Premier League would spell the end of the Champions League, and so it is no surprise the plans have been slammed by UEFA, while FIFA also appear to have withdrawn their support.
Outgoing Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu dropped a bombshell last night during his resignation press conference by saying the club had agreed to join.
Former Arsenal manager Wenger believes it will happen if Premier League clubs agree.
He told The Guardian: “The Premier League has a superiority. The Project (Big Picture) wanted to reinforce this superiority.
“The other leagues try to destroy the advantage the Premier League has.
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“For them, the best thing to attain is to create a European league. So that means to destroy the Premier League, basically.
“So if they get the agreement from the English big clubs, it will happen.
When asked if it was just business and not football, Wenger said: “It is football as well. But of course, we are in the period of owners who are investors.
“What are investors’ first target? It’s to make more money. And so that the European Super League is one way maybe to make more money.”
Published at Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:30:58 +0000