UEFA are looking to host the 2024 Champions League final in New York

The Champions League trophy could be presented in the Big Apple...

There's no denying that football is the biggest sport in the world.

All across the globe, the beautiful game is watched by millions and the top teams in Europe are what attract the largest audiences.

And the biggest competition from the continent is, of course, the UEFA Champions League.

The tournament attracts sponsors and fans from every corner of the earth and as such, there has been previous talk of hosting the final of the competition away from Europe.

Well, that is beginning to look more and more likely, because the Morning Consult report that talks are ongoing between UEFA and their sponsors about hosting the 2024 final in New York.

The MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is the venue being touted to host the event in what would be a landmark moment in European football history.

Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena will host the 2022 final, while Wembley has the rights to the 2023 edition.

Previous attempts to host a major European game in the US have failed, but there is genuine hope that this one could be successful.

But surely, surely, hosting domestic football's biggest game across the pond would be a huge middle finger to supporters.

The MetLife Stadium in New Jersey

Flying to New York isn't exactly cheap and with loyal fans unable to attend the game, the fixture would have a serious tourist feel to it.

UEFA would be playing with fire and inviting hordes of critics if they were to go through with the plan.

However, the governing body will likely receive some guidelines on how a European fixture would perform out in America in due course.

Talks are reportedly ongoing to host a 2019/20 La Liga game in Miami, with Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal the fixture touted as making the trip stateside.

Atletico v Villarreal could be going stateside

But a La Liga game and a Champions League final are two completely different entities and UEFA should seriously reconsider their New York plans for 2024.

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