European Super League receives legal backing, TARGETS €100 billion revenue with €15 billion investments

The ESL will involve 64 clubs across 3 tiers, each tier divided into smaller groups of 8.


European Super League receives legal backing, TARGETS €100 billion revenue with €15 billion investments

ESL clubs and investors will receive huge financial incentives. (Images via One Football/Transfer News Dealine's official X account)

The planned European Super League (ESL), which gained significant support following the European Court of Justice ruling that FIFA and UEFA unlawfully blocked its establishment, is expected to generate substantial earnings for clubs and investors globally. Recent reports indicate that investors are prepared to invest €15 billion each in the league, valued at around €100 billion.

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Twelve prominent clubs announced the formation of a new European Super League in April 2021 but it quickly collapsed due to teams withdrawing amid huge criticism and fan protests. However, the ESL concept gained momentum again following a favorable ruling from the top European Court. A22, the company behind the idea, renewed plans for the league and announced significant financial incentives. Officials announced that the upcoming league, valued at €100 billion, will compete against UEFA’s prestigious Champions League.

The investors associated with the league have reportedly agreed to invest an excess of €15 billion each, with 15 percent of the profits staying with the initial investors and the remaining funds allocated to the clubs involved in this prospective league. Real Madrid and Barcelona, the remaining clubs, might receive a resistance bonus for not leaving the league structure.

Notably, JP Morgan previously confirmed plans to finance the original Super League with a £3.5 billion debt. Overall, it is reported that each team would earn between €275 million and €400 million annually just by participating in the Super League.

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The three-tier ESL establishment aims to secure various lucrative commercial, television, and sponsorship agreements. Additionally, uncertainties have emerged regarding the future dominance of the UCL following the launch of the ESL.

UK government to STOP Premier League clubs from entering ‘outside’ leagues

Football clubs from the United Kingdom may be barred from joining any breakaway competitions such as the European Super League (ESL), following the recent ruling favoring the ESL by the European Court of Justice. The UK government may introduce a Football Governance Bill which would block teams from joining the ESL.

Premier League clubs may be banned from participating in the ESL
Premier League clubs may be banned from participating in the ESL (via The Independent)

Top English football clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool, who initially supported the proposed European Super League (ESL), might struggle to join the independent league. The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) is launching a fan-led football governance review to tackle this issue.

Meanwhile, A22, the organization behind the ESL idea, has praised the European Court’s decision, emphasizing football’s freedom and criticizing UEFA’s monopoly.

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