Arsene Wenger says European Super League proposal is a way of continental clubs destroying Premier League superiority; Manchester United and Liverpool reported to be in talks over the creation of the new $6billion breakaway
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the main reason clubs on the continent are keen to establish a new European Super League is because they cannot compete financially with their rivals in the Premier League.
Manchester United and Liverpool are reported to be in talks over the creation of a new $6 billion breakaway tournament that would feature up to 18 clubs from Europe’s top five leagues.
The founding members are aiming to get the tournament underway in 2022 and Josep Maria Bartomeu, who resigned as Barcelona president on Tuesday, has said La Liga club had already accepted a proposal to join.
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But Wenger, FIFA’s head of global development, said the plans were aimed at eroding the Premier League’s “superiority”.
“The Premier League has a superiority, the other leagues try to destroy the advantage that the Premier League has,” Wenger said. Sponsored Links
“For them, the best thing to do that is to create a European League, which would basically destroy the Premier League.
“So if they get the agreement from the big English clubs, it would happen.”