It is claimed that Dubai, New York and Shanghai will host some European Premier League (ESL) matches if the competition starts to bear fruit.
There will be plenty of ESL venues scheduled in the Middle East, Asia and North America to help bring in more revenue for all clubs participating in the tournament, according to the reports.
It is said that the likes of Dubai, New York and Shanghai have been described as hot spots today.
New York’s famous Yankee Stadium hosted a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool, a founding member of ESL, and Sporting CP in 2019.
The Chinese Super League matches were held at the Beijing National Stadium (also known as the Bird’s Nest) with new stadiums under construction across Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.
The Middle East – and especially Saudi Arabia – has become a popular destination for hosting major sporting events after hosting the World Heavyweight Championship between Andy Ruiz Jr.and Anthony Joshua in December 2019.
Reports also indicate that the undisputed heavyweight confrontation between Joshua and Tyson Fury will also take place in Saudi Arabia.
The fight for money has clearly sparked the interest of Florentino Perez, who said that clubs across Europe are looking for ways to recover financially from COVID-19.
Speaking to Spanish media El Chiringuito, he explained: “Many important clubs in Spain, Italy and the UK want to find a solution to a very bad financial situation.
“The only way is to play more competitive games. So instead of playing CL, the Super League is helping clubs to regain the gains they lost.
“Here at Real Madrid we lost a lot of money, we are all in a very bad situation.
“When there is no winning, the only way is to play more competitive games during the week.
“The Premier League will save clubs financially.”
The idea of playing ESL matches outside of Europe during the week might be tough, but if participating teams are kicked out of their leagues, it could become a reality.