Rebel clubs hold key Super League talks in bid to relaunch plans

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According to reports, rebel clubs in Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have held new talks in a bid to relaunch the Super League, just eight months after the initial controversial plans were revealed.

Initial teams involved in the proposal

The Super League was first revealed in April 2021. The teams involved in Super League were:

  • AC Milan
  • Arsenal
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Chelsea FC
  • FC Barcelona
  • Juventus
  • Inter Milan
  • Liverpool FC
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Real Madrid
  • Tottenham Hotspur

But the two Italian clubs, six English clubs and Atletico Madrid backed out of the proposed European League just days after the proposal was made public. The idea of the Super League caused massive backlash among all football fans causing nine of the 12 clubs to back out.

However, the trio of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus all did not back out and remained open to the vision. The Mirror have reported that the senior officials of all the three clubs met during a secret meeting and are ready to relaunch the Super League proposal. But they are ready to seek a legal system that would also create a sustainable project also.

The club presidents of the three clubs Florentino Perez, Joan Laporta and Andrea Agnelli are in line in to make five major changes in October to the initially proposed competition rules to revive the Super League.

According to reports, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is the driving power behind the proposals. While CEO of Juventus Agnelli has been the most public advocate of the plans prior to their launch last year.

The initial Super League proposal

The initial proposal meant that the European League would have replaced the existing UEFA formats of the Champions League and Europa League. The proposal caused major backlash, particularly in the UK. It was the fact that the proposal meant that the most profitable clubs would automatically qualify into the Super League. This would have dismissed the premise of sporting fair play and meritocracy.

But the club trio have hired major London-based PR firm Flint to help sweep up the notion of the idea and to create a marketable product in the end. PR firm have put together a presentation for the relaunch named: “Paving the way to the Super League; strategies for reconstruction, the restart and the triumph.”

The PR film are set to launch a major campaign to portray UEFA as an “abusive monopoly”. While portraying the European League as the only alternative and that can rescue the sport.

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