According to Joan Laporta, there are already many clubs that have agreed to participate in the European Super League. The chairman of Barcelona is one of the pioneers of this and wants to start with it next season. He also says he has already attracted two Belgian clubs.
“Barça, Real, Inter, AC Milan, Napoli, Roma, Marseille, any Spanish club except Atletico Madrid, the three big clubs from Portugal and the Netherlands, Club Brugge and Anderlecht from Belgium,” are the clubs willing to to participate in ‘his’ Super League. At Anderlecht they have always strongly denied this.
With this he would like to generate extra money for those clubs. However, in the Premier League they are not keen on that because their own competition is already extremely lucrative. “The fact that the English don’t want to participate doesn’t matter to me. A competition with approximately sixteen clubs, such as the European Cup 1 that first took place in 1955.”
100 million for each club, Anderlecht has always denied
Since 2021, the president of FC Barcelona, together with Real Madrid, has been trying to establish an independent European club competition, separate from UEFA. Laporta believes that the UEFA Champions League is harmful to the clubs, because the proceeds mainly go to UEFA and do not sufficiently benefit the participating clubs.
The clubs participating in the Super League would each receive an amount of 100 million euros. Laporta aims to start this competition from next season, although this goal may be difficult to achieve.