Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus ‘have NOT yet given up on their Super League project’ – with three European giants looking to ‘breathe new life into the breakaway league’ after fierce backlash and rejection in April
- European Super League plans were thrown out in the space of 48 hours in April
- The breakaway match was greeted with furious protest from fans in England
- Yet Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have not yet given up hope for an ESL
- They’ve hired a PR firm to formalize a ‘reconstruction’ plan
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are reportedly trying to ‘breathe’ their proposal for the European Super League, which met such fierce opposition in April.
The three European heavyweights – led by Madrid president Florentino Perez, Barca president Joan Laporta and Juve president Andrea Agnelli – are planning to ‘rebuild, restart and triumph’ for their leading group.
The three clubs will not be present when the Premier League ‘Big Six’, which abandoned the plans 48 hours after the fans’ protest, joins the ranks of the European Club Association in Geneva.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have not yet given up on their Super League project (pictured left: Madrid president Florentino Perez, pictured right: Barca chief Joan Laporta)
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli (pictured) is part of three-way plans to keep the ESL alive
The ECA will welcome Manchester City, Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal next week.
Still a report in The sun states that the Super League ‘rebels’ are teaming up with a PR firm, Flint, based in London and Brussels to ‘bring life to their plan’.
Flint’s presentation paper reads: ‘Paving the way to the Super League; strategies for reconstruction, the restart and the triumph.’
It adds that UEFA’s current system represents an ‘abuse monopoly’, while they have promised a campaign that is ‘bulletproof’.
A list of potential advocates has also been reportedly compiled, regardless of the anger the plans sparked more than four months ago.
Super League plans were brushed aside in April after furious supporters protest
The Super League plans stunned world football – not least UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin – when they were announced in April.
But they sparked anger among fan groups across Europe, particularly in England, with Chelsea being the first to withdraw – soon followed by their English counterparts – after outrage from supporters outside Stamford Bridge and across the country.
Owners – such as Liverpool’s John W Henry and then United’s head Ed Woodward – offered a fawning apology when the plans were scrapped, but Real, Barca and Juve never formally backed out.