Top football clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona announced that they will be a part of the breakaway European Super League. This news received mixed reviews as some of the top European clubs in the world would be committed to the formation of the European Super League. The 12 founding members of the league are Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus.
Florentino Perez, Real Madrid’s president will be the new president of the European Super League. Real Madrid released an official statement in which Perez said, “We’re going to help football at all levels and position it in its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with over 4 billion followers and, as big clubs, our duty is to satisfy the fans’ demands”.
European Super League’s vice president Andrea Agnelli also stated, “Our 12 founder members represent thousands of million of fans across the world. We’ve come together at this critical time to bring about a transformation in the European game to give the sport that we love the foundations to make it sustainable in the future by considerably increasing the solidarity payments and giving fans and amateur players a dream and offering games of the highest quality that will feed their passion for football”.
Other top clubs like Bayern Munich and PSG are yet to give their confirmation regarding their commitment to the competition. It has been speculated that this move could put UEFA Champions League into jeopardy.
Five additional teams who will be qualified based on their performances in their respective leagues will be joining the 15 founding members. The European Super League want their matches to be conducted in midweek and it should start from August. UEFA and other professional leagues have been opposing this new idea. Twitter explodes to Europe’s elite football club forming a breakaway super league, let’s have a look at the best tweets: