Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus still harbour hopes of a successful European Super League despite the calamity it underwent last year – and could use the idea of creating competitive clubs in lesser-footballing regions to bring the idea to fruition.
Twelve clubs agreed to join the controversial league in April, with the ‘big six’ of English football all agreeing to joint the closed league.
Alongside this, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan all agreed to join the regime.
But after wide-scale fan backlash, the majority did a U-turn, leaving just Barcelona, Real and Juventus as the lone survivors.
However, even 10 months after the ordeal has passed, the clubs still remain committed to the cause.
And the Telegraph have reported that they could forge competitive clubs in European cities that do not have them in order to force the idea through.
The report states that the three remaining sides are set to relaunch their failed bid from April 2021 later next week.
They will promise to scrap the original structure which would have made the tournament a ‘closed league’, meaning they will stage a direct attack on the Champions League’s dominance.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is due to talk on the new Super League proposals to his club, which will remove the theory of ‘permanent’ members, instead replacing it with domestic league qualification.
However, whilst UEFA and the Premier League believe the competition is ‘dead in the water’, the three that remain believe there is still a deal to be done at some point in the near future.
And in a document that was authorised in September, Super League condoners believe that the new model will allow major cities across Europe with poor footballing clubs to create ‘competitive teams’ – with Dublin and Luxembourgh being given as examples.
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