Perez has always been vocal about his insistence that Real Madrid's future is in either a European Super League or an expanded Champions League. Could yet leave Ajax but now looks more likely to stay. Rauball said of the current format that he agreed with Edwin van der Sar, the Ajax chief executive, that it is wrong for Ajax, despite their splendid run to the Champions League semi-finals this season, to have to start in the qualifying rounds next season. Of course, it was the prominent teams in Europe … The intention is to increase the amount of games played between top sides and sell the rights to a platform (like Netflix) so each week there were to be a match between top clubs. Had talks with various clubs before signing a new long-term contract with Ajax this week. That plan was finally rejected and UEFA, in order to avoid the creation of a Super League, made changes to the structure of the UEFA Champions League. The veteran striker is a free agent after his Tottenham contract expired. There have been a number of different proposals mooted, with European Club Association President Andrea Agnelli pushing a format where teams would be split into groups of eight and therefor play 14 matches in the group stage. Promotion and relegation will continue to exist in European competition but the degree of difficulty required for clubs to reach and become a regular member of the Champions League elite 24 make rising to the top extremely unlikely. Last modified on Tue 4 Jun 2019 12.47 EDT. In an interview last week Liverpool’s chairman and co-owner Tom Werner was unequivocal about his club’s stance. Shareholders are set to sit down this week in Geneva at the European Club Association (ECA) and discuss a range of issues for the first time this season, with the proposals to significantly change the European calendar one of the key topics on the agenda. The English transfer window may have closed but a number of big money players could still switch clubs this month. The European Super League pretty clearly is not good for the game; yes it may be good for a select few clubs, whose revenues will soar, but it is the other clubs and football fans who will suffer. The European Club Association (ECA) has approved the initiation of talks to overhaul the Champions League from 2024 during its General Assembly in Amsterdam this Tuesday. Man Utd and Liverpool spearheading European Super League from 2022. UEFA had previously held discussions about making sweeping changes to the Champions League format starting from the 2024-25 season, with Europe's elite clubs said to … In talks with Roma over a £15m move. "This is the start of a journey that will see further and deep engagement with all professional game stakeholders, prior to reaching any formal decisions." European soccer’s vaunted super league is coming. The lawyer said that Uefa has no plans to sanction a division comprised of the game’s richest clubs insulated from relegation. Ceferin’s letter hints at this indignation as he suggests Middlesbrough fans should be grateful for their status. Uefa is already committed to reform of its club competitions from 2024. Missed Arsenal's opening match of the season because of security concerns and there is a chance he will move to DC United, to replace Wayne Rooney. I think he deserves it," former team-mate Frenkie de Jong said this week. Five English clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester City, are among 11 so-called founding members in a proposal for a European Super League, according to Der Spiegel Now in talks with Bayern Munich. Speaking on the Champions League, Ceferin stated that the current format of the competition would remain as it is through to 2024 and was optimistic that the roll-out of … “We have to make clear that the national league is most important. The Premier League is likely to be one of the biggest losers if the new system is introduced. Certainly, the big leagues are losing their competitive edge. At a time when the domestic game needs strong direction, the main leadership positions are still empty. Barcelona are exploring a loan deal for Neymar, in order to bring him in this summer before a permanent move. This article is more than 2 months old. The European Super League is projected to take place on September 2024. Supposedly. So we don’t want to destroy it with one decision. Pogba certainly hopes so: “This question mark remains,” he said after United's opening match of the season. PUBLISHED: 06:59, Fri, Dec 11, 2020 ... with rumours of a European Super League refusing to go away. 2:54pm on Tuesday 20th October 2020 By Martin Macdonald. There is also a vacuum at the top of the Premier League. The European Super League could come into force in 2024 and replace the Champions League, but would face severe opposition from the likes of the Premier League and FA. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Real Madrid are desperate to offload the 30-year-old but have had difficulty in finding a suitor, particularly after Florentino Pérez pulled the plug on a cut-price move to the Chinese Super League. “Our first intention is to protect the inherent strength of the Premier League,” Werner said. The new Champions League proposals were also condemned by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, after a meeting with the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, in advance of the Women’s World Cup which kicks off in France on Friday. After that, sixteen clubs plan to detach themselves from their national leagues to join the continental one. "We have now launched the process to develop a vision for the future of UEFA Club Competitions post-2024," Agnelli said. Could yet leave for Paris Saint-Germain, particularly if they sell Neymar. Champions League proposals include promotion and relegation from 2024 in letter issued by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli. “I fully support president Le Graët to go against the reform that is planned at Uefa,” Macron said. “Even if your club does not belong to the so-called elite, please never forget that you enjoy a situation of privilege if you compare to most part of Europe as the UK is a leading market offering football top class infrastructure and significant financial resources,” he writes. “Let’s first discuss and perhaps we find a [compromise], and after that we will decide it, step by step.”, • German Football League president says new solution needed, Tottenham comeback stuns Ajax and sets up final against Liverpool. The European Club Association (ECA) has approved the initiation of talks to overhaul the Champions League from 2024 during its General Assembly in Amsterdam this Tuesday. Just as it was last year and two years ago. Reinhard Rauball says national leagues should remain of primary importance. His representatives had talks with both Manchester United and Tottenham before the English transfer deadline. However, it will be extremely difficult for teams outside the gilded circle to force their way into the Champions League. Football's world governing body FIFA are keen to develop a new format involving 18 teams, with games being played during the regular European season. The defender was a target for West Ham and came close to a move to the Premier League. 'European Super League' or new-look Champions League -- what does the future hold? Talk of a European Super League has been intense for several years, with clubs including Arsenal and Chelsea … - Within Uefa there is widespread satisfaction with the Champions League’s popularity and commercial success – the president, Aleksander Ceferin, said there had been 900,000 applications for final tickets – but widely held concerns at the automatic qualification of four clubs from Europe’s top four leagues, and at the financial dominance of the Premier League. The UEFA head maintained that the Real Madrid president who continually advocates a breakaway Super League is thinking only in the short term. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. According to documents released by Der Spiegel, 11 elite European teams could break off and form their own separate 'Super League' by 2021 We can only hope that in 2024, the creation of a European Super League can be avoided. "If he moves to Madrid, I am really happy for him. European governing body UEFA denounced the idea as “boring” after FIFA did not deny taking part in talks about creating a rival league featuring continent’s wealthiest clubs. Napoli were in talks but couldn't finance a move. European clubs leader Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says talks are planned with UEFA that should block a breakaway Super League until 2024. The plans – principally worked up by the ECA, whose president, the Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, called for an expansion of the Champions League last year – are for more group stage matches by having four groups of eight clubs, and a system of promotion and relegation with the Europa League which would leave 24 clubs remaining in the Champions League at the end of each season. The Croatia international is a target for various Italian clubs although Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic said this week the club are yet to recieve any offer. Ceferin is correct to say that it will not create a closed league. Has reportedly told team-mates he wants to quit Spurs after falling behind Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth in the pecking order. If you make a pyramid like the ECA, we would destroy all the clubs and that is what is dangerous. The criteria for awarding the 32 places in the revamped Champions League has not been decided but it is likely to be a combination of league performances in the previous four seasons. Plans for a European Super League has caused division between richer and poorer clubs, who are also divided on Fifa’s new Club World Cup that will be launched in 2021. European Club … Ed Woodward has addressed rumours on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man Utd future, and criticism over 'Project Big Picture' and European Super League rumours. “David Gill thinks in the same way, the German and British leagues are opposing it and I don’t think it is possible we will find a solution without Germany and without England.”. Speaking as world football’s associations and confederations gathered for Wednesday’s Fifa congress in Paris, Reinhard Rauball, who is also president of Borussia Dortmund and vice-president of the German Football Association, said that the ECA proposals could “destroy” national leagues. Rauball said of the ECA proposals, which were presented by Uefa to the European Leagues organisation this month and met outspoken opposition: “This is a typical American kind of competition, a kind of closed shop. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Could leave this summer. The ECA, having met such widespread opposition to its plans – which the ECA has not yet publicly confirmed, issuing only a set of “principles” – is holding a special general assembly of member clubs in Malta on Thursday or Friday this week to further discuss them. From 2024 the competition will have 32 teams in four groups of eight. We are traditionalists and we want that this is the future of football as well.”. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Currently in talks with Serie A side Napoli. Ceferin’s letter is unlikely to reassure any of the interested parties. The concept of a European Super League consisting of football clubs from across Europe has been discussed from 1990s and has occasionally been officially proposed, but has yet to be implemented. European Premier League: What we know about FIFA-backed plans for cross-continental super tournament. There have been rumours about the prospect of a European Super League in recent years, but it is starting to become a reality. In 2018, Football Leaks claimed that there had been undercover talks about the creation of a new continental club competition, the European Super League, from 2021. The chief executive and chairman roles have remained vacant since the retirement of Richard Scudamore last year. Perez Pushes For European Super League At Real Madrid AGM December 20, 2020 22:21 The Real Madrid president said reform is needed to combat … Combined opposition from the Premier League and Bundesliga will block the plans developed by the European Club Association for a new “super league” in 2024, the German Football League president has said. The Champions League as we know it could undergo a major rehaul in time for the 2024-25 season, with alterations potentially changing the landscape of domestic football across Europe. The specter of a European Super League starting in 2021 has come and gone, but we already know that it will be back up for discussion for the three-year European competition cycle starting in 2024. Looking increasingly likely he will remain in Spain for another season, at least. Arsenal and Tottenham both investigated the possibility of signing the Brazilian on loan. The new proposals, backed by FIFA, would see the creation of a new European competition as soon as the end of next season . There are also plans to introduce another European trophy to give some of the smaller leagues more access to continental competition. Manchester United are desperate to keep him but Real Madrid may make a move before the end of the window. History. UEFA is already involved in talks about potential adjustments to the Champions League format and qualification path from 2024 and strongly resists breakaway threats. It's probably not a coincidence that reports of a breakaway European Super League resurfaced just as the Champions League returns. Persistently linked with a move away from Barcelona. Recently stripped of the No.9 shirt and in talks with a number of clubs. There have been rumours about the prospect of a European Super League in recent years, but it is starting to become a reality. European Premier League plans are further proof that greed is now the driving force of football. Came close to signing for Tottenham Hotspur. After the Premier League annual general meeting in June, representatives of the Big Six flew to Malta to attend an ECA meeting and express England’s objections to Uefa’s plans. Jonathan Wilson. John W Henry, Werner’s fellow owner, never made it to the island and the English clubs’ opposition to the changes was, at best, lukewarm. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Or could see out the season in north London before leaving on a lucrative free transfer. Uefa has held off the threat by signing 'a memorandum of understanding' which expires in 2024. But the 29-nation European Leagues group says proposals include no promotion or relegation between the Champions League and Europa League from 2024… European Super League 2024 Super League Greece, European Leagues European Club Association boss admits plan for European Premier League to torpedo proposals to play Champions League Champions League: How Uefa plan to replace tournament by the European Super League project creates tension in European PSG v Manchester City - European Super League - YouTube A European Super League … You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The latest battle has been over how the Champions League will be reformatted come 2024. Atletico Madrid are close to agreeing a €60m deal for the 28-year-old, who scored 14 goals in 50 appearances for Valencia last season. Uefa has held off the threat by signing 'a memorandum of understanding' which expires in 2024. is the official site of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, and the governing body of football in Europe. The president of the France Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, has expressed firm opposition. Last year, UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) put forward a plan to turn the Champions League into a semi-closed competition from 2024 onwards. Read our full mailing list consent terms here, The Uefa president last week postponed talks with the European Clubs Association (ECA) and the European Leagues body scheduled for September 11, saying that “a new discussion now would be premature as we are analysing feedback and proposals coming from different parties.”, The Premier League is against the restructure of European competition but the ‘Big Six’ – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur – have mixed feelings about the possible changes.

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