Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has urged clubs to get involved with an Atlantic League after reports Celtic brought teams back to the drawing board.

Scottish clubs in Europe have been unable to compete with top leagues around the continent, although that is an issue for many nations outside of the top leagues in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Aberdeen and Celtic were among the teams aware of the suggestion.

Aberdeen and Celtic were among the teams aware of the suggestion. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

An idea was hatched that top teams from Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark would come together to form a super league. These talks have fallen through as Celtic pulled out.

It is reported that the Celtic Park side are not interested in forming such a competition. Dons chairman Cormack says clubs should strongly consider the proposals which could bring in huge broadcast monies.

“This was a serious proposal for Scandinavian teams, a team from Ireland and five teams from Scotland to form an Atlantic League,” said Cormack (Daily Mail). “But the real opportunity was to bring in 300m or 400m Euros a year in broadcast media rights, which would be significant for every Scottish league all the way down.

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Cormack has spoken out. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The SFA were aware of it. The SPFL were aware of it. And Celtic, Rangers and ourselves and Ron Gordon at Hibs were aware of it. UEFA got behind it, but it was really down to the individual leagues.

“I got involved in a couple of Zoom calls in the last couple of months of discussion. And it was then that Andrew Doyle from SAL Partners in Ireland came out and said Celtic had pulled out.

“I don’t know why. The clubs were simply informed that Celtic had decided to pull out at this stage. And so they are back to the drawing board with it now. I think it is something we all need to really look at.


Must be considered. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“If there is 300m to 400m Euros available to Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Scotland and Ireland, then there is money to go around. It should be a serious conversation point.”

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