As news of this ever-growing story spreads, proposals have begun to try to get the remaining leagues on board, yet Ligue 1 so far stands firm on their representation.
Now you can ask, what is a European competition without the likes of PSG, and the answer would always be the same for any big team in any league, meaningless.
If PSG do take part then winning the Ligue 1 will give a chance to those teams that never have a look in.
However, PSG Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has become the latest high-profile member of one of Europe’s top clubs to rule out their involvement.
Reports coming from the dailystar.co.uk suggest that Al Khelaifi has released a statement that also is against the forming of the European Super League;
“Paris Saint-Germain holds the fine belief that football is a game for everyone. I have been consistent on this since the very beginning. As a football club, we are a family and a community, whose fabric is our fans – I believe we shouldn’t forget this.
“There is a clear need to advance the existing UEFA competition model, presented by UEFA yesterday and concluding 24 months’ of extensive and collaborative consultation across the whole European football landscape. We believe that any proposal without the support of UEFA – an organisation that has been working to progress the interests of European football for nearly 70 years – does not resolve the issues currently facing the football community, but is instead driven by self-interest. Paris Saint-Germain will continue to work with UEFA, the European Club Association and all stakeholders of the football family- based on the principles of good faith, dignity and respect for all.”
PSG midfielder Ander Herrera also agrees and is strongly against this proposed league taking off, writing on his social media account:
“I fell in love with popular football, with the football of the fans, with the dream of seeing the team of my heart compete against the greatest.
If this European Super League advances, those dreams are over, the illusions of the fans of the teams that are not giants of being able to win on the field competing in the best competitions will end.
I love football and I cannot remain silent about this, I believe in an improved Champions League, but not in the rich stealing what the people created, which is nothing other than the most beautiful sport on the planet.”
He no doubt mirrors the thoughts of many fans and supporters around the world from many clubs who are both a part of the league and not and with the push of players and fans this league needs to be stopped before it rips apart the footballing world.
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