European Super League ‘could call on Manchester United and Barcelona’ during coronavirus outbreak as uncertainty means ‘there will never be a better time to get giants to end domestic leagues’
- The financial crisis of football across the continent has revived the proposals
- Backers believe there will never be a better time to seduce the European giants
- Private equity and venture capitalist companies are keen to find a way to get involved
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According to reports, the threat of a new European Super League is increasing due to the financial collapse of football across the continent.
UEFA and league bosses thought they had made attempts last year to form an escape league made up of the European elite.
But the Sun report that those who favor a European Super League believe that there will never be a better time to seduce Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich because of the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus blockade.
The threat of a new European Super League is increasing due to the financial crisis in football
Private equity and venture capitalist companies are keen to find a way to participate in football and cash in on a change in the makeup of the European professional game.
The prospect of having all major leagues reset due to the Covid-19 pandemic has left it wide open for speculators to join.
A proposal is to have one league from 20 to 22 of the biggest clubs, without promotion and relegation. And the other option is two divisions of 16 teams.
An insider told The Sun: “Football across Europe is about to undergo a major change – leagues and clubs have pulled out all the stops when it comes to TV deals, match earnings, sponsorships and marketing.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli led the latest attempt to restructure the European game
“That’s at a time when the bottom has fallen out of their business due to the closure.
“There is no better time to move than now.
Football has changed. Do you think some owners in the game, or some of the biggest clubs, care about the tradition of competitions?
“All they care about is an exit strategy – and a new European competition, with the amounts being talked about, gives them just that. It’s all about the money. “
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli led the latest attempt to restructure the European game in 2019.
But the 44-year-old’s ideas were knocked out by UEFA and ultimately by the European Clubs Association.