Premier League's Big Six 'in line for large chunk of UEFA's new £6BILLION fund


Premier League’s Big Six ‘in line for large chunk of UEFA’s new £6BILLION fund in future years’… just weeks after walking away from the botched European Super League plans

  • The Premier League ‘Big Six’ walked away from the proposed Super League plan
  • Now, they are set to be among the beneficiaries of UEFA’s new cash injection 
  • Reports say £6bn will be added by London-based Centricus Asset Management
  • Top-flight rivals were angered by upfront fines of just £1.44m for the defectors 

The controversial ‘Big Six’ in the Premier League who attempted to defect and join the now doomed European Super League are still set to benefit hugely from enhanced UEFA funds.

Manchester United, City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham each pulled out of the Super League proposals after a vicious fan backlash and domestic league opposition.

Now, however, reports claim that the big guns within English football will still be benefiting hugely from a cash overhaul in UEFA’s competition system, which will boost payouts across the whole of the Champions League and subsidiary European competition.

England's 'Big Six' are set for huge future windfalls from UEFA despite attempted to break away and join the proposed European Super League

England’s ‘Big Six’ are set for huge future windfalls from UEFA despite attempted to break away and join the proposed European Super League

A huge cash injection of £6bn is reportedly set to come into force for UEFA, meaning the cream of English football will bring home greater prize pots in the future

A huge cash injection of £6bn is reportedly set to come into force for UEFA, meaning the cream of English football will bring home greater prize pots in the future

UEFA is on the brink of agreeing a massive new funding package backed by London-based Centricus Asset Management, according to the Sun, meaning a vast increase of cash will soon be flowing through the Champions League and Europa League.

Figures from this season are set to soon be dwarfed by future earnings in the competition, which will benefit those teams at the top of the tree in English football who continue to qualify for Europe.

In what could be a case of karma in force, however, West Ham and Leicester City could yet clinch European finishes this season and be among the first to benefit from the reported prize money increases.

This season alone both Chelsea and Manchester City are in line to scoop north of £110m from reaching the final, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will pocket just over £80m for getting to the last eight stage.

Manchester United, if they defeat Villarreal in the final of the Europa League at the end of May, are in line to bank £70m.

All six Premier League rebels have reapplied to join the European Club Association following the botched Super League plans, which worked with UEFA on the model for an expanded Champions League from 2024, claim the Sun.

Each of the sides who declared themselves as ‘founding members’ of the Super League, including the six from England, have now been issued with fines.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin oversaw a Club Commitment Declaration on Friday

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin oversaw a Club Commitment Declaration on Friday

The 12 rebel clubs were told by UEFA to make a combined donation of £13million to grassroots charities and also hand over five per cent of their European competition revenue for one season start from the 2023-24 season. 

A £86million fine has been put in place should they attempt a similar breakaway league-style project again.

Speaking about the deal with the nine European sides, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: ‘It takes a strong organisation to admit making a mistake, especially in these days of trial by social media. These clubs have done just that.

‘In accepting their commitments and willingness to repair the disruption they caused, Uefa wants to put this chapter behind it and move forward in a positive spirit.

‘These clubs recognised their mistakes quickly and have taken action to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football.’

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