Boris Johnson reiterated that he does not agree with plans for the European Super League when talking to reporters at a development in Gloucestershire this morning.

Mr Johnson said football clubs were more than “great global brands”, they needed to have a link with their fans and communities.

Asked at the Barratt homes development in Stonehouse what his thoughts are on premier clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal joining the new league he said: “It doesn’t sound right to me, it cant be good for the clubs, football or the fans, it feels to me like it is the wrong way to go, so we are having a look at it.

“These clubs are not just great global brands – of course they’re great global brands – they’re also clubs that have originated historically from their towns, from their cities, from their local communities, they should have a link with those fans, and with the fan base in their community.

“So it is very, very important that that continues to be the case. I don’t like the look of these proposals, and we’ll be consulted about what we can do.”