KYLE Walker-Peters admitted his shock at the bombshell European Super League plans revealed over the weekend, but insisted: "We know no more than you."

Twelve clubs from across the continent announced they had joined the new breakaway competition, including English sides Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

The Super League is said to be created to replace the Champions League, with those founder clubs invited to compete every season, regardless of their domestic league form.

And Walker-Peters admits the news came as a big shock.

"It’s all quite surprising to me," the defender told the Daily Echo.

"The players probably know just as much as you. We read all the stuff that you see on Twitter and Sky Sports etcetera. But we know no more than you.

"Everyone is a bit shocked, everyone is speculating on what the outcome is going to be. But at the end of the day, nobody knows.

"Only the higher-ups know. So we’re just focused on finishing the season strong and whatever happens with that happens."

Walker-Peters left Spurs to join Saints last year.

Asked how much of a strange time it is for his friends still at Tottenham this week, now that they have joined the Super League, the 24-year-old added: "Yeah, I can imagine. Just like us at Southampton, just like you there, they probably won’t know much!

"They’ll just be speculating and probably reading social media just like everyone else, trying to understand as much as they can.

"Unfortunately we don’t have the power to control that. So all you can do is focus on what you do on the pitch and let that play out how it plays out."