Twelve clubs have agreed to join a new European Super League (ESL).
They are: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Others that have been listed to join the Premier League clubs are join AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid. This development is a seismic move for European football.
With teams continuing to “compete in their respective national leagues”, the ESL said the founding clubs had agreed to establish a “new midweek competition”
Meanwhile, it said the inaugural season was “intended to commence as soon as practicable” and “anticipated that a further three clubs” would join the breakaway.
The ESL has also put in view women’s competition, as there is a plan to launch the competition as soon as possible after the men’s tournament starts.
While this plan looks appealing to some people, others, like the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Uefa and the Premier League, on Sunday condemned the move.
Others that commented concerning the move by ESL are critics. They revealed that the move is being driven purely by money, would destroy domestic leagues and is against the integrity of the sport.
In the views of world governing body, Fifa , it said previously that it would not recognise such a competition, and any players involved could be denied the chance to play at a World Cup.
ESL has reacted. They said: “Going forward, the founding clubs look forward to holding discussions with Uefa and Fifa to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new league and for football as a whole.”