Real Madrid with the Champions League Trophy. AFP

European football’s governing body, Uefa, is considering another European club competition which could be introduced alongside the Champions League and the Europa League from 2021.

Concise News learned that “the green light has been given”.

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This was made known by the European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli, who is also on Uefa’s executive committee.

But he did not give any more details on how the tournament would be organised.

“The current model needs modernising,” Agnelli said.

The Juventus chairman also said, “A detailed assessment of the existing international match calendar is required prior to presenting a new model post-2024.”

It was also learned from Agnelli that the third competition would increase the number of clubs involved in European football from 80 to 96.

The Champions League features 32 teams in the group stage and the second-tier Europa League has 48.