President of Barcelona Reveals Possible Incomes Of Super League Participants & Potential Tournament Launch Date
Joan Laporta, the president of Barcelona, has stated that the launch of the Super League should take place no later than 2025, and he has also disclosed the potential incomes of the tournament participants.
In December, the European Court ruled that the actions of FIFA and UEFA in blocking the creation of the Super League were in violation of the European Union's competition and freedom of service provision laws. The court's press release claimed that "FIFA and UEFA rules on the prior approval of interclub competitions, such as the Super League, contradict EU legislation," and that "FIFA and UEFA abuse their dominant position."
"There is a favorable situation, and we need to take advantage of it. Each club will earn 100 million euros for participation. That's how it was intended. From Italy, there are Inter, Milan, Napoli, and Roma. From the Spanish league, excluding Atletico, which has a very strong position in UEFA, Barcelona, Real, and any other club that can join. From France, Marseille. Three Portuguese clubs – Sporting, Benfica, and Porto – would be thrilled. Ajax, PSV, and Feyenoord from the Netherlands, Belgian Brugge or Anderlecht. There are 16 or 18 teams.
In 1955, there were very few teams in the European Cup, and later the number of clubs increased. Barcelona did not participate because they played in the Fairs Cup, and eventually, the European Cup became dominant.
If the launch does not happen in the 2024/2025 season, then in the 2025/2026 season, if not, I will reconsider everything. If we want to start in two years, it is because the company dealing with the Super League believes that the English support this work because it is a qualitative leap in terms of stability in club football," Laporta stated, as quoted by AS.
In January, the Secretary-General of the Super League, Anas Laghari, announced that the tournament is planned to be launched in September 2025, and some clubs that publicly opposed participation have already signed agreements privately.
Published by Patrick Jane