Premier League and the Big Six almost agree on their sentences for trying to participate in the European Super League breakout… with clubs embroiled in heated talks over the potential fines
- Big Six and Premier League are close to a deal over their penalty
- The biggest clubs of the top tried to join the leading group of the European Super League
- A fine is likely, but there have been heated discussions about the final figure
- UEFA fined them £1.5million, which went to children’s and grassroots football
The Premier League and the Big Six were nearing an agreement on a penalty for the group’s attempts to participate in a breakout from the European Super League on Tuesday night after what has been a “charged process”.
Sports post understands that a fine is likely, but there have been heated discussions from time to time about the final amount, which will be millions, and where the money should go.
Sources have revealed that the six – Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham – wanted a penalty similar to that imposed by UEFA last month.
The Big Six and Premier League are close to a deal over their Super League penalty League
Manchester United and Liverpool were both heavily involved in the launch of the Super League
Each was fined around £1.5 million, with the money going to children’s and grassroots football across Europe.
They also agreed to withhold five per cent of the revenue they would have received from UEFA club competitions for one season, amounting to a further £3.5 million to £5.5 million.
The foiled half-dozen love a similar situation, with some of the money going to charities rather than rival clubs, but a compromise is being sought.
At some point earlier this week there were concerns that talks would fail, but a breakthrough came on Tuesday in hopes that an agreement can be reached before this year’s annual meeting, which begins with a traditional evening meal at Rudding Park. Hotel and Spa in Harrogate on Wednesday evenings.
The 2021 Annual Meeting begins Wednesday at the Rudding Park Hotel and Spa in Harrogate
Insiders have revealed that some clubs outside the six, including West Ham and Wolves, have been discussing possible penalties.
“It hasn’t been easy,” explains a source.
“The six want the UEFA-like punishment and at times it has been a fraught process that is on the verge of collapse. However, it seems that cooler heads have prevailed.’