Man United and Liverpool owners accused of ‘plotting to DESTROY football’ with £4.6bn European Super League project by LaLiga chief Javier Tebas… as he says Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez is behind the ‘underground project’
- Plans for a lucrative European Super League have emerged in recent months
- Competition would involved elite clubs and rival UEFA’s Champions League
- Owners of Man United and Liverpool have been involved in drawing up plans
- LaLiga chief Javier Tebas has accused them and Real Madrid of plotting
- He also implicated FIFA president Gianni Infantino for being involved in project
- But FIFA sought to distance itself from the £4.6billion proposal this month
United’s American owner Joel Glazer and Liverpool’s John W Henry have been involved in drawing up plans for a European Super League worth £4.6billion.
The project initially had the backing of FIFA and would have been a rival to UEFA’s Champions League but world football’s governing body has since distanced itself from the plans.
The owners of Liverpool and Manchester United have been involved in plans for a European Super League worth £4.6billion, which would feature Europe’s leading 20 clubs
LaLiga president Javier Tebas has accused those behind the plans of ‘plotting to destroy football’ with their ‘underground project’
Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona would likely be among the teams breaking away if the European Super League ever happened with Real president Florentino Perez also involved in the project.
Tebas blasted those involved, including FIFA president Gianni Infantino, telling The Sun: ‘This would be a disaster for football, it would destroy the ecosystem and balance of the game in Europe.
‘This whole underground project started with Infantino and Perez – but the Glazers and Liverpool were active too and held meetings.
‘They have all tried to keep it secret, before the stories emerged in October and since.’
The Glazer family, who own Man United, have been involved in the Super League plans
Liverpool’s owner John W Henry has also been involved in drawing up the proposals
Between 16 and 20 leading European teams would be involved in the competition, including the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’.
They would stand to pocket over £300m just for taking part and earn a minimum of £130m per season on top of that alongside their domestic commitments.
Tebas added: ‘Is it just about greed? You can define that how you like – but that’s the idea.
‘This Super League project is going to ruin the Champions League. That’s what they’re looking for.
Real Madrid and Barcelona could be among the Spanish clubs who broke away from LaLiga
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is…