The Super League 2.0 to be re- launched today? The document to the EU leaks
Last year, European Super League chiefs saw their earth-shattering proposal collapse in disastrous fashion. Ringleaders Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus were left stranded when their English counterparts withdrew after initially pledging support. Now, with hopes of reviving the doomed project reportedly alive, they have devised a new plan:
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the newly drawn up European Super League would not consist of a closed format. Promotions and relegations would instead be possible in two separate divisions.
Barca, Real and Juve reignited plans to launch a new Super League last summer, only to find that their American-style 'closed' tournament was the biggest problem from a legal standpoint. They are therefore prepared to compromise and introduce two Super Leagues consisting of 20 teams each.
It is not yet clear whether Andrea Agnelli - whose speech at the Business of Football Summit organized by the Financial Times is scheduled for 5.30 pm - will actually announce the new project today, further details emerge from Spain on the structure that the future Super League should go to.
The document to the EU
In recent weeks, Agnelli and Perez reportedly sent a document entitled "rethinking the future of football in the EU" to the institutions of the European Union. In the final pages of the chapter dedicated to the Superlega project - subject to the approval of FIFA and UEFA or alternatively to the legal support of the European Union - you can read the ten reasons why, according to its supporters, the proposal was born and above all it should protect the future of football.
1. It is not an escape proposal;
2. the concept of permanent members will be eliminated, with an opening to all European clubs;
3. it is an acknowledgment that the system no longer works;
4. UEFA's role creates structural conflicts;
5. Increasing ties of some club owners with non-member states;
6. high quality matches are missing;
7. financial controls are inadequate;
8. there is a lack of transparency and accountability in the solidarity mechanisms;
9. the European Union is gradually losing control over football;
10. Clubs from large cities located in smaller Member States cannot compete in the current UEFA model.
Un par de páginas de los documentos de los que os hablaba enviados a la Unión Europea. pic.twitter.com/Ke1qvSl9sR— Arancha Rodríguez (@AranchaMOBILE) March 3, 2022