Leeds United using aggressive 'Big Six' transfer manoeuvre as Chelsea experience unfamiliar snub
Only three short months ago, the Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' threatened to tear up the fabric of the English game by breaking away to join a European Super League.
Fortunately, their proposal along with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Internazionale and AC Milan fell flat, forcing a U-turn.
Chelsea were among the English clubs to have favoured the breakaway competition, which would have almost certainly created a closed shop at the very top of the game.
A Super League would have had severe ramifications on football as we know it, from the upper echelons and the Premier League's ivory towers, to the grassroots game.
It would have threatened the project Leeds United are building, aimed at reinstating former glories and a triumphant return to European football.
There are many avenues clubs can explore to try and break the Big Six's cartel on European qualification - spending large sums on players and training facilities is one way to go about it.
Another is to build from the ground up, investing in youth, developing talent in-house before blooding it into …
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