New Super League idea as Real Madrid and Barca plot to revive hated competition

Another European Super League could be launched by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, according to La Liga president Javier Tebas.

The original Super League collapsed within days of its botched launch in April following an almighty backlash from every angle.

The Premier League’s Big Six – Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham – all withdrew from the 12-team breakaway after fan protests.

Critics shot down the uncompetitive and greedy proposals, which were planned as a direct competitor to the Champions League.

Tebas believes that while the original idea is dead in the water, the three sides that have still refused to back down or apologise are still scheming – and this time the Premier League clubs won’t be included.

"The three castaways [Barcelona, Real and Juventus] who remain with the flag are talking and I can tell you ahead: they already know that the English are not going to be there,” he toldMarca.

"Now they are setting up a kind of Super League with the rest of the leagues so that the enemy is not only the Champions League, but also the Premier [League]."

While the Premier League clubs involved issued grovelling apologies and promised to listen to their fans, the two Spanish giants and Juventus refused to back down.

HAVE YOUR SAY! What do you make of the European Super League plans? Comment below.

The nine clubs which backed down agreed to pay UEFA £22m as a “goodwill gesture” earlier this year, but the three rebels remain committed after a Madrid court ruled that the governing body could not sanction them.

Ringleader of the plot, Juve chairman Andrea Agnelli, recently reiterated his criticism of the current system and stated that he would not give up on the breakaway.

Real Madrid supremo Florentino Perez was named as chairman of the failed Super League back in April and is still on board.

It therefore seems the three clubs are not keen on admitting defeat.

Don't miss a thing with our football updates!

Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?

Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!

From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox – don't miss a thing.

How do you sign up?

It only takes a matter of seconds.

Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.

And that's it, job done. You'll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.

You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.

"The Super League that we saw in April worries me zero, but the concept does,” Tebas added. “They think that in football the big clubs have to rule… there is a lot of selfishness there.

"It is true that they are big, but where have they become big? Competing against Osasuna, [Real] Betis… and they can't put them aside now."

On how the ESL would impact domestic leagues financially, Tebas added: "It would mean, to the Spanish League, lose about €1.2billion (£1bn). The leagues are united, even the Premier [League].”

Source: Read Full Article