How European Premier League could have 7 English teams out of 18 – including West Ham

A European Premier League made up of the continent’s richest clubs would include seven sides from England.

Plans for a new Europe-wide league run by FIFA broke on Tuesday afternoon.

The tournament is expected to be made up of 18 clubs and could start as early as 2022.

A total of five English clubs are reportedly set to join the new European Premier League, but if money were the main motivation behind its creation, then England could claim a right to have seven clubs in the competition.

That’s how many English clubs are in the top 18 of Deloitte’s annual Football Money League.

Bayern Munich lifted the Champions League trophy this year and are Europe’s fourth-richest club
(Image: 2020 UEFA)

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Barcelona topped Deloitte’s rankings of the world’s richest clubs in 2018/19, the latest for which figures are available.

The Catalan club had an income of £741.1m.

That put them ahead of Real Madrid (£667.5m), Manchester United (£627.1m), Bayern Munich (£6581.8m), and PSG (£560.5m).

Manchester City were in sixth place (£538.2m), Liverpool were in seventh (£533.0m), Tottenham in eighth (£459.3m), Chelsea ninth (£452.2m) ,Arsenal 11th (£392.7m) and West Ham 18th (£190.7m).

Liverpool won the Champions League in 2019 and the competition would be in line for a revamp in the coming years

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