Hamann suggests Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United could play in the Champions League

Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United have the potential to follow Leicester City's lead, according to Dietmar Hamann.

Dietmar Hamann has had his say on the European Super League debate.

According to the Sun on Wednesday, representatives of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal met with American billionaire Stephen Ross to discuss a new inter-continental competition, which could spell the end of the Uefa Champions League.

It has been suggested that, instead, Europe's elite sides would break away from their domestic leagues to compete week in week out against their contemporaries.

But Hamann, who played for Bayern Munich and Liverpool in the Champions League, would not be in favour of such a move, fearing the impact it would have on the clubs left behind by the new competition.

The German believes a number of English sides outside of those aforementioned five - including three in the Championship - would be robbed of their shot at Champions League qualification, citing Premier League leaders Leicester City as an example for them to follow.

"Look at Leicester. They were doomed 12 years ago," Hamann told talkSPORT on Wednesday.

"Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United could all be in the Champions League in two or three years’ time - where would it leave them?"

Leeds last appeared in the competition 15 years ago, when they reached the semi-finals, but neither Wednesday or Forest have ever qualified in its current format.

Forest though, who were relegated from the top-flight a year before the Owls in 1999, were double European Cup winners under Brian Clough between 1978 and 1980.

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