Over the years there has been much debate about whether we could see Celtic move away from the Scottish Premiership and perhaps move to the Premier League. Some form of Atlantic League with clubs not from the top five European leagues has also been brought up as a possibility on more than one occasion.
The possibilities and the debate seemed endless and at times unlikely to happen. While it is hard to see how such a move could come about, at the same time it is difficult to see a long-term future that combines playing in the Scottish league and having aspirations of succeeding in Europe.
The European Super League is back in the headlines. After their failed attempt the first time around, it looks like the idea for the competition has been revamped and restructured.
Interestingly, Celtic got a mention in all this. As reported by Football Scotland, European Super League chief Bernd Reichart said:
"Clubs can then run a European league themselves as the Premier League and Bundesliga already do nationally. We hope to create a European Super League with 60 to 80 clubs, which means you also offer a perspective to big clubs from small leagues like, for example, Celtic, with guaranteed income. That makes clubs future-proof."
European Super League's chief namechecks Celtic
Celtic have already released a statement and do not seem to be interested in being part of the European Super League. In fact, several clubs who were originally part of the idea back in 2021, have done the same.
There’s a long way to go before we see what will happen. Celtic have made clear that they stand with the ECA and UEFA. No doubt the club will be keeping discussions going, doors open and options alive for whatever is to come.
At the end of the day, things change very quickly in football. Nothing should ever be ruled out completely. That being said, it is hard to see how the European Super League will succeed, even if it got off the ground, with most of the top clubs in Europe seemingly not ready to take part.