Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus ‘plan Super League lite pre-season tournament in the United States’ as the rebel clubs look to ‘maximise profit after massive pandemic losses’
- Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are planning pre-season games in the US
- The three teams were part of and continue to push for the Super League project
- AC Milan have also been invited to take part in the pre-season tournament
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are reportedly planning to compete in a pre-season tournament in the United States this summer.
The three clubs were part of and are still continuing to push for the failed European Super League project.
While the other nine teams involved in the original proposals pulled out due to public backlash, the three European heavyweights believe that a revamp is still needed at the top level of the game.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are planning to hold a pre-season tournament in the US (Joan Laporta pictured speaking to Florentino Perez)
The three clubs continue to push for the failed European Super League project which also included six Premier League teams
ESPN have now reported that the three teams have come together over the possibility of holding a pre-season tournament on the West Coast of the United States.
Several cities would be keen to host the competition which would include high-profile games including the El Clasico.
The three clubs have also approached Serie A giants AC Milan about the possibility of being the fourth team in the tournament.
It’s said that Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are looking at how to maximise profit from the fixtures, as they look to offset the massive losses they have experienced since the pandemic hit in 2020.
Back in August 2021, Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club were £1.1billion in debt – though insisted this was not all down to the pandemic.
It could lead to the El Clasico being played abroad in the summer with games on the West Coast of the US
Juventus would be part of the tournament (pictured) while AC Milan have also been invited
Before the pandemic, all three sides regularly toured the United States, with the two Spanish sides last visiting in 2019 and Juventus in 2018.
The first ever El Clasico played outside of Spain took place in Miami in 2017, with Barcelona beat Madrid 3-2 in Neymar’s last game before his move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Twelve teams were initially part of the breakaway European Super League, which would have seen those involved drop out of the Champions League.
Despite the project falling apart, the three clubs still feel there should be a revamp at the top of the game (pictured Juventus president Andrea Agnelli)
Among the 12 were six Premier League sides in Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, both Manchester clubs and Tottenham.
Massive protests among supporters though led to the English teams dropping out of the project less than 48 hours after it was launched.
UEFA confirmed in September they will not be imposing any sanctions on Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus while fines for the nine teams that withdrew were suspended.