The Super League “may be a reality by 2025,” according to Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta. As football waits for a court decision on whether UEFA’s efforts to block. The start of the breakaway league violated European competition law.
The Super League’s argument that UEFA’s control of European football is an illegal monopoly was rejected by the European Court of Justice’s Advocate General. In a non-binding opinion issued last month in advance of the tribunal’s anticipated final decision.
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When the Super League began to play in April 2021, it filed a lawsuit to defend its 12 original member teams from UEFA sanctions.
“The outcome of the Super League will be in the spring. For clubs, it will be similar to what the Bosman decision meant for players. Which enabled footballers to leave on a free transfer once their contracts expired “
Laporta stated on Thursday on Cadena SER radio.
Will Barcelona’s president make Super League happen?
“By 2025, if the ruling is favorable, the Super League may actually exist. The course of action we choose if it isn’t will depend on the outcome of the case. What we can achieve with the Super League will depend on how much we win.”
The Super League suffered a setback when nine of its founding clubs. Including Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, and AC Milan, as well as the Premier League’s Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham. Publicly disavowed the league shortly after it began, in response to strong criticism from supporters. Officials, and the game’s governing bodies.
The three teams remaining supporting the proposed Champions League replacement were Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus.
Super League supporters and LaLiga president Javier Tebas have frequently disagreed over the proposal, with Tebas claiming it would “destroy national leagues.“
Laporta has also criticized La Liga for how it enforces its spending caps. This led to Barca selling a number of assets last summer so they could bolster their team.
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