PSG and former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has feared for the purity of football in the wake of the UEFA Super League.
The continent’s richest clubs formed an agreement to create an exclusive 12-team new competition called the UEFA Super League, where only the super rich clubs would participate, while the poorer hopefuls will remain in domestic football and a watered down UEFA Champions League.
While reactions have so far come from former players, PSG’s Herrera has become the first player to voice his opinion to the public.
"I fell in love with popular football, with the football of the fans, with the dream of seeing the team of my heart compete against the greatest,” Herrera said on his social media account.
"If this European super league advances, those dreams are over, the illusions of the fans of the teams that are not giants of being able to win on the field competing in the best competitions will end.
"I love football and I cannot remain silent about this, I believe in an improved Champions League but not in the rich stealing what the people created, which is nothing other than the most beautiful sport on the planet,” the Spaniard concluded.