EPL Officials Consider Holding All-Star Games Against LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga Teams
Premier League top officials are considering proposals which could see English topflight XI face the best players in other top European leagues, Daily Mail reports.
The idea of a Premier League All-Star game was recently floated by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, who proposed a North vs South clash.
The American suggestions though were criticised, highlighting the contrast in opinions on importing a distinctly American aspect of the sport into the beautiful game.
However, The Times claims that despite the heavy criticism directed towards Boehly proposals for an All-Star game have continued to garner momentum across Premier League chiefs.
The report suggests that the most likely incarnation of the concept would take the form of a combined Premier League team that would take on counterparts from LaLiga, Serie A and the Bundesliga.
Such games would not be staged during the Premier League season, and instead would take place during breaks to allow sport to be showcased in front of developing markets around the world.
A similar concept is currently implemented in the MLS, with a representative team of players from the American top flight facing off against a team made up of players from Mexico’s Liga MX.
The most recent MLS All-Star game saw the American team run out 2-1 winner against their Mexican counterparts, with former Arsenal player Carlos Vela scoring the opening goal at the Allianz Field.
Adding additional games on top of the already congested fixture list would provide an opportunity to secure additional revenue from TV companies, but is unlikely to be favoured by Premier League managers, particularly those whose teams compete in European competitions.
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