Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah believes FIFA could make any player who participates in the European Super League a free agent to stop the breakaway competition from taking place.
The 12 clubs involved, including six from the Premier League, are currently at loggerheads with football’s governing bodies and their own supporters over the plans. To stop the tournament from going ahead, though, Prince Abdullah took to Twitter to suggest a radical solution:
May be a quick idea to kill this super league, FIFA and local federations tell those clubs , you don’t back off your players are free agents and can sign for any other team .
— Abdullah Bin Mosaad (@Saudi49er) April 19, 2021
At the moment, there are a number of wild claims being made about what could happen. It is interesting to see, though, that FIFA haven’t been as scathing in their criticism of the Super League as other organisations.
It would indicate that they may be unwilling to get involved, which would effectively rule out Prince Abdullah’s suggestion. Things could yet come to a head in the next few weeks, though, if neither side backs down, and FIFA may have to intervene, one way or another, to resolve the dispute.