The news of an upcoming Super League has shaken the football world, but which clubs have agreed to participate?
A new continental format has been proposed to compete with the existing UEFA Champions League, with a total of 20 teams expected to compete in the competition “as soon as possible.”
Twelve European clubs have already announced their participation, but the sport’s governing bodies have spoken out against the plan, which has been dubbed “cynical” by pundits and supporters alike.
Domestic football in England, Spain, and Italy could change forever if the competition goes ahead, according to a statement from those involved. “The Founding Clubs will receive an amount of €3.5 billion solely to support their infrastructure investment plans and to offset the impact of the Covid pandemic,” the statement reads.
Clubs from the Premier League The Super League has signed Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan from Italy, and Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid from Spain.
According to reports, three more teams will be added to the roster of founders ahead of the inaugural season, with a qualification system in place for a final five teams to round out the group.