Reports that Manchester United and Liverpool are in “bombshell” talks about joining a new European Premier League has garnered a massive reaction on social media.
As per Sky News, the FIFA-backed tournament which has a provisional start date of 2022 – would involve Europe’s biggest football clubs and “reshape the sport’s global landscape”.
It is reported that the league would feature 18 teams, with fixtures being played in midweek during the regular season.
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Clubs from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are said to be in negotiations about becoming founder members of the league.
Up to five Premier League clubs could be involved, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur named as potential candidates.
In addition, Sky News says that financiers are putting together a $6bn (£4.6bn) package to fund the creation of the new league.
A source told Sky News that this was “potentially the most important development in world club football for decades”.
As expected, this proposal has not gone down too well amongst a number of fans from various Premier League clubs.
In fact, some Arsenal and Chelsea supporters have taken to social to blast Liverpool and Man United.
Take a look at what’s been said on Twitter…
This latest development comes after Project Big Picture plans were abandoned last week.
A Premier League statement on Project Big Picture said: “All 20 Premier League clubs today unanimously agreed that “Project Big Picture” will not be endorsed or pursued by the Premier League, or The FA.
Along with behind-closed-doors games that will be shown on free-to-air terrestrial TV, Premier League football will once again be split across three broadcasters: Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime.
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