“It would be an income of 800 million”

Little by little more and more details are known of what could be in the near future, not too distant, the European Super League. Some details are already known but new approaches and notes are always welcome that give greater body to that idea of ​​super competition that is increasingly sounding with more force. This time, the speaker of these news is none other than Joan Laporta, currently candidate for the presidency of the Barcelona Soccer Club and, for many, the biggest favorite to take back the reins of the culé club, his second term.

The lawyer went through the microphones of El Transistor de Onda Cero where he explained part of his current electoral career and where he also responded to questions about the Super League. Florentino Pérez and the Real Madrid are some of the main drivers of this new championship that will concentrate the best of Europe and that, together with the whites, is expected to be both the Atlético de Madrid As the Barcelona.

«I haven’t spoken with Florentino for a long time. Thebes? I try to get along with everyone, “said Laporta, questioned by both participants in this history of the Super league: «They have explained to us how it goes. There are many chiaroscuro. Are income for very important clubs, between 700 and 800 for each club, but it also carries a significant impact. Possibly, the state leagues would not be as valuable. The first three years closed leagues, then they have raised that there are promotions and decreases. It is a contract that you sign during seven years and you are binding and subordinate to them. There is a very high clause. I think they are 18 teams. It can be bread for today and hunger for tomorrow.

Joan Laporta reveals several more than interesting points about the Super League. The first, and perhaps most important, the economic one. The serious crisis that the pandemic and the coronavirus have generated in the world of football is undoubtedly one of the main factors for this new competition to be talked about more and more often. The income contributed by the domestic leagues and the main continental competition, the Champions League, seem insufficient in the eyes of the big clubs. Hence, they seek and aspire to something better like the Super League.

The Catalan lawyer refines and fixes this new and important income in 700 or 800 million euros per club, a real outrage put in context with the income generated for example in the Champions League. The last winner of the Orejona, the Bayern Munich, it took almost 118 million euros for his triumph in the continental final. Or for example, Real Madrid and Barça both exceeded 150 million euros for television rights of the Santander League on 19/20.

Obviously, as also highlights Laporta, current competitions as it is understood would also be diminished and greatly affected if the Super league European. As the candidate for the Blaugrana presidency says, the competition will bring together 18 clubs from the old continent and would mean a new competition calendar that gives little space to current national competitions (LaLiga, Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A …) and the Champions League itself.

In fact, since UEFAThe UCL body is already beginning to think and consider what a season of coexistence with this new competition could be. The success of the last express Champions in Lisbon could lead to the competition leading to a “Football Week” more similar to a Super Bowl than what we now understand as the maximum European competition. FIFA is the great body that would support the Super League.

Finally, another of the draft details revealed by Laporta addresses the structure of the competition. According to the lawyer, the clubs chosen to make up the Super League, those 18 clubs that they mention, would have to sign a first contract that would have a seven-year term, which would have “a very high clause” if any of the clubs decides to skip or break with this new era of football.

Of those seven years, the first three seasons of the Super League would be closed, without promotions or relegation, with the 18 clubs immersed in the competition without risk of losing their place. Of course, the fourth campaign would open the possibility for other clubs to have a place in this great competition, although Laporta did not detail in what terms or how these promotions and relegations would take place, if through a second minor competition or through the current leagues. domestic or the Champions League.