As they discuss legal measures, the six-page letter also invites football leaders to hold “urgent” talks to find a common path for a project that the group says will benefit football even outside the small group, which will enjoy incomparable wealth, if you start the tournament. According to the plan, the 15 founding members of the European Super League will initially receive an equal share of 3.5 billion euros, about 4.2 billion dollars, which is equivalent to about 400 million dollars each.
This amount is more than four times the winner of the European Tent Football Tournament, the Champions League, in 2020. In the letter, the founders of the Super League say they do not want to replace the Champions League, but to create a tournament that will go along with him.
Nasser al-Khalifa, the chairman of French champions Paris Saint-Germain, was among the officials who voted for the changes. So far, he has opposed efforts to bring PSG, a club with some of the best players in the world, into the new league. Teams in Germany, including last season’s Champions League winner Bayern Munich, have also refused to join the new venture.
Significant changes in the Champions League can now be ruled out if the detached clubs manage to orient themselves and go out on the field in a competition that they hope will start this summer.
In the letter, the group said their urgency stemmed from the huge losses accumulated as a result of the coronavirus. The sight of games played in cavernous but empty stadiums has become the norm, and restrictions on public gatherings mean that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost in cash receipts, while television operators also return huge sums from leagues and competition organizers.
UEFA and other groups opposing the new competition gathered over the weekend to discuss their legal options and began talks with governments across Europe as well as the European Union. This has led to swift condemnations by figures, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron.