UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says the intended European Super League is a “disgraceful, self-serving” plan and a “spit in the face of football lovers”.
He added that players who play for teams involved in the closed league would be “banned from the FIFA World Cup and Euros”.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who have agreed to join the proposed ESL.
A poll of 1,730 football fans found 79% opposed the idea of a European Super League, with 68% of those polled stating they are strongly opposed to the move.
Meanwhile the 14 Premier League clubs not signed up to the ESL will meet today to assess the proposals and consider a response.
Teams competing in the potential breakaway ‘Super League’ could earn a whopping $400 million dollars per year, far more than the Champions League.
Other reports say a 6 billion euros fund from JP Morgan is backing the project with subscription service DAZN paying $3.5 billion for television rights.
Despite mounting confusion over the future of European football ,UEFA have confirmed their plans to revamp the champions league from 2024-25.
UEFA revealed earlier this year their desire to shake-up Europe’s premier club competition and exactly how they plan to do that has now been revealed.
The shake-up would see the total number of teams swell from 32 to 36 and the traditional group stage format is to be abolished.