LA LIGA chief Javier Tebas has slammed “selfish” Euro giants for backing the planned 20-club Super League.
SunSport reported the Prem Big Six are being tempted by up to £310m each plus a minimum of £130m per year to join the breakaway alternative to the Champions League.
LaLiga chief Javier Tebas has slammed Euro giants for backing the planned 20-club Super LeagueCredit: EPA
La Liga’s three biggest guns, Atletico, Barcelona and Real Madrid, are also pivotal to the idea, which is the brainchild of Bernabeu President Florentino Perez.
And as further details of how the competition would be ENTIRELY run by the “founder” clubs, including a form of Financial Fair Play on transfer and wages spending, Tebas went after his three potential mutineers.
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Tebas said: “This is a clandestine and unviable project that would do a lot of damage to European football.
“I know what is going on and what is being discussed.
“Those clubs working on this project behind the back of football institutions are not loyal to the competitions in which they participate.
“I don’t understand why we should want change because of the theoretical selfishness of a few clubs.”
Rattled Fifa and Uefa corralled the other five confederations into a statement players they would be banned from the World Cup if they played for clubs who joined the rebel league.
This is a clandestine and unviable project that would do a lot of damage to European football
La Liga chief Javier Tebas
Tebas added: “Fifa and the confederations are aware of the damage it would do to the current football ecosystem.
“There would be no more money for most, just more concentrated in a few clubs. I also am sure it would be a failure in the medium term.”
The 15 “founder” clubs would be assured of between £130m and £213m each year according to projections in an 18-page document circulated in recent weeks, which sparked the Fifa statement.
But there are also surprising financial conditions. Including a spending limit of 55 per cent of annual revenue on wages and transfers.
That is an attempt to prevent players using the extra club income projections to make inflated contract demands, with the Super League setting up its own in-house “Financial Sustainability Group” to monitor, police and sanction clubs who broke the rules.
The initial 15 clubs would each have one sit on the League Board, which would also have six committees with jurisdiction over elements of the League and an independent chief executive.
All decisions would need a two-thirds majority – at least 10 clubs in favour – to be passed and brought into place.