On Twitter, he slammed the proposed ‘Super League,’ warning it would be “very detrimental to football.”
Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are among the six Premier League teams expected to be involved, according to Sky Sports.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan, and AC Milan are among the 12 clubs threatening a breakaway, according to reports.
“If this occurs, we, UEFA, the English FA, RFEF, FIGC, the Premier League, La Liga, Lega Serie A, but also FIFA and all of our member associations, will remain unified in our efforts to avoid this cynical initiative, which is based on the self-interest of a few clubs,” UEFA said.
On Monday, UEFA is scheduled to announce the Champions League’s changes, which include a 36-team expansion from 32 teams and the addition of two ‘wildcard’ slots.
There have been no suggestions that the Super League would include clubs from France or Germany.
“We thank those clubs from other countries, especially those from France and Germany, who have refused to sign up,” UEFA added.
“We appeal to all football fans, supporters, and politicians to join us in opposing such a project if it is revealed.”
“For far too long, a few people’s self-interest has prevailed. “I’ve had plenty.”
At least 12 clubs have signed up for the season, according to the New York Times, including Juventus and AC Milan, the seven-time European champions who have not played in the Champions League since 2014.