Analysis: Financial and political hurdles could block European Super League

The clubs behind the controversial project face more than a moral backlash — competing commercial interests and the reality of market needs make this more of an uphill battle for those involved than it initially appears

The sum of the commercial interests of those opposed to the breakaway could be greater than the wealthy clubs in favour. Picture: Getty

It’s not exactly challenging to find moral arguments or outrage against the proposed European Super League. They have been much easier to find than any mention on Manchester United’s Twitter feed of its plans to join the project.

What might prove a more potent weapon against the competition’s rise, however, is the fight put up by the most affluent clubs and stakeholders left on the outside looking in. Region by region, the issues vary but ...