According to Mundo Deportivo, fierce football rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are projected to enjoy a huge $1.09 billion (€1 billion) benefit each if the contentious European Super League is approved.
This cash windfall might be a lifeline for the two Spanish giants, who, despite their past hatred, have come together in their pursuit of a position in the lucrative breakaway league.
Despite significant opposition, the league, which is considered as a potential alternative to existing events such as the Champions League, survived a rocky start in early 2021, with English clubs departing amid fan complaints.
With only Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus standing firm, the possibility of a huge cash injection looms large.
Despite the fact that Juventus exited earlier this year due to UEFA regulations, the El Clasico rivals stand to earn the most from the rumoured $16.3 billion (€15 billion) investment, with A22 Sports Management spearheading the league’s formation.
The financial infusion could be essential for FC Barcelona, which is already burdened with debts above $1 billion, owing in part to ill-fated signings such as Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann, which have been made worse by pandemic-induced income limits.
The Super League, which has long been a contentious proposition, is suddenly emerging as a feasible “short-term solution” to both football powerhouses’ financial woes, allowing them to compete with state-backed giants like as Manchester City and PSG.
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