In a whirlwind 72 hour period, six Premier League clubs have gone from announcing their involvement in a breakaway European Super League (ESL), in which they were ‘founder members’, to unanimously withdrawing from the league. The ESL caught the attention of the world’s media, policy makers and football supporters. But how would it have affected current Premier League players if it had proceeded? Although some may say this is now largely academic, it is an important discussion point as players need to be aware of their rights should something similar be proposed in the future.
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