Footballing giants all across Europe have held secret talks to establish a new European Super League, according to a report by German publication Der Speigel
In a move that would cause shockwaves across Europe, clubs taking part in this league would break away from their respective national leagues and football associations for it’s conception in 2021.
Having won nine champions league trophies between them, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have reported to have been approached to be the founding members of the European Super League.
Joining the five English clubs above as ‘Founders’, would be the likes of fellow European heavyweights, AC Milan, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid. The ‘Founders’ would be protected in this league and would not be able to be relegated out of the league. The eleven clubs would also be guaranteed membership for the next 20 years.
Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Marseille, and Roma are said to be the ‘initial guests’ rounding up the 16 team European Super League.
There have been rumours of a European Super League for many years and although many clubs are tight-lipped about the report, a statement by Bayern Munich has said they were “unaware of recent plans for a so-called Super League” and had not “taken part in negotiations relating to such plans”.