‘The Idea Is Not Very Serious’ – UEFA President Comments on the Potential of a European Super League

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the financial pockets of all clubs around football. Even the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Liverpool FC face a loss of revenue, whether it’s from not having supporters in the stands or having to rework deals with their sponsors because of the pandemic. 

One way that some of these clubs can recoup some of the money that they’re losing is by coming up with an idea that will generate revenue, which is why there’s talk of a potential European Super League. 

With the competition featuring the biggest clubs on the continent, there’s no denying that it will bring a significant amount of money from television rights. However, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin, stated in an interview with Marca Sport Weekendthat it’s a dream that will never become a reality. 

“For me, the Superleague is out of the question,” Čeferin said. “It is the dream of two or three administrators in football in Europe, those who show no solidarity. They only care about themselves, and they might even harm their club, but they might not know it yet.”

“The idea is not very serious. It emerged after the ex-president left Barcelona, ​​but I think it’s more of a populist or political idea rather than a serious one.”

Before resigning from his position as President of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu made it known that Barça has accepted the invitation to join the proposed European Super League. 

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