In an official jointly statement, 12 football clubs today announced their agreement to the European Super League. According to the statement, AC Milan, Arsenal , Atlético, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham have all joined as ‘founding clubs’.
The statement adds: “Three more clubs are expected to join as Founding Clubs before the inaugural season, which is expected to start as soon as possible. In the future, the Founding Clubs look forward to consulting with UEFA and FIFA in order to work together.”
Florentino Perez, current Real Madrid president, has been chosen as the president of the Super league, and said: “We will help take football to its rightful place, football is the only world sport with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their wishes.”
According to an earlier official joint statement from the UEFA, English FA, Italian FA, Spanish FA, Premier, Liga, and Serie A, all the 12 participating clubs to the European Super League will be excluded from the Champions League and their domestic leagues for the 2021/22 season.
It looks very interesting where this saga will go, but it looks like football’s biggest clubs will not give up on an opportunity of generating additional revenue, especially post the corona pandemic that has deeply affected them.