Almost 2 days after its subsequent announcement, reports poured in from all sides about the withdrawal of all six English clubs from the European Super League.
As the European Super League stares into an oblivion of inevitable failure, a new player emerges, possibly at the cost of the Premier League. However, according to reports, this one comes with all the blessings of FIFA.
British super league to emerge at the cost of Premier League
In an effort to attract more viewers and revenue, the idea of a new league called the British Super League is being discussed. England's 'top six' will be paired with Celtic and Rangers amongst other teams to create the BSL.
There is a widespread view among clubs and the FA alike that the Premier League needs to change and improve. The British Super League might be the alternative, as it brings something new and interesting to the table.
There is no denying the fact that the pandemic has severely affected the economy of clubs and football in general. The British Super League is primarily an effort to overcome the money crunch of the clubs currently participating in the Premier League.
There have been discussions for a long time about the possible merger of different British leagues. However, it could potentially spell doom for clubs like Celtic and Rangers who have a relatively easier path to Champions League qualification.
On the flip side, joining something as big as the Premier League would be an economic boost for these struggling Scottish clubs.
It is sure to affect the Scottish Premier League if the giants leave but it opens the door for less glamorous teams to qualify for the UCL.
According to the initial reports, 18 clubs including Celtic and Rangers will be a part of this reformatted Premier League.
The British Super League, if it succeeds in materializing, can surely be an improved version of the Premier League. However, the details will have to be planned and executed properly.
Even though the details of this new league are still sketchy, there has already been a fair share of opposition to the suggestion already.
However, with careful negotiation and compromise, the British Super League has more chances of becoming a reality than the much talked-about European Super League.
Let's wait and see how the big six react to this news as it is likely to negatively affect their chances of a CL qualification.