Lawyer Ruben Elkerbout questions the plans of twelve top European clubs to establish a new Super League.
The specialist in competition law thinks that the form of the new tournament could cause legal problems.
"It is a controversial plan and it looks a lot like cartel formation in the form of a closed competition," says Elkerbout about the controversial plan, which was officially presented by the twelve European top clubs on Monday.
AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur want to start a midweek top competition in August and thus generate 10 billion euros.
They are looking for three more clubs and want to invite five teams annually.
"They have a large pot of money that they want to share together every year," says Elkerbout.
"It doesn't have much to do with sporting grounds. Because how long have the 'Spurs' not won a prize? And Arsenal is not looking well in the Premier League either."
"You can say a lot about the Champions League, but every club in Europe can qualify for that with good performances", the lawyer continues.
"The Super League seems to exclude other clubs in advance. Clubs not only compete with each other in sport, but also when it comes to the distribution of marketing and TV money. Therefore, the question is whether the Super League can survive."
The plan caused bad blood at, among others, UEFA, which threatens to exclude players from Super League clubs from a World Cup or European Championship.
"UEFA is only about the European Championship, but that does not seem easy to me," says Elkerbout.
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