Juventus chief and European Super League founder Andrea Agnelli has said that the league cannot move forward after the six English clubs pulled out of the competition. He replied “To be frank and honest no, evidently that is not the case.” when asked if the venture could move ahead. Upon this bombshell, La Liga’s Atletico Madrid and Serie A’s Inter Milan announced that they will be pulling out of the European Super League.
On Sunday, plans for a breakaway competition to take the place of the UEFA Champions League was announced by the biggest teams in Europe. The competition was to include the Big Six from the Premier League as well as the Big 3 from the La Liga and Serie A. However on Tuesday after widespread protests from the fans, the six English clubs withdrew their participation.
Although he still believes in the project, he admitted that the chances of it going ahead are very low.” I remain convinced of the beauty of that project,” said Juventus chief Agnelli of the European Super League. “But admittedly, I don’t think that the project is now still up and running.”
“The Atletico de Madrid Board of Directors, meeting this Wednesday morning, has decided to formally communicate to the Superliga and the rest of the founding clubs its decision not to finally formalize its adherence to the project.” Atletico Madrid said in a statement. “Atletico de Madrid made the decision last Monday to join this project in response to circumstances that no longer exist today. For the club, harmony is essential between all the groups that make up the rojiblanca family, especially our fans. The first team squad and their coach have shown their satisfaction with the club’s decision, understanding that sporting merits must prevail over any other criteria.”
“FC Internazionale Milano confirms that the club is no longer part of the Super League project. We are always committed to giving the fans the best football experience; innovation and inclusion have been part of our DNA since our foundation. Our commitment to all stakeholders to improve the football industry will never change.” Inter Milan said in a statement. “Inter believe that football, like any sector of activity, should have an interest in constantly improving its competitions, in order to continue to excite fans of all ages all over the world, within a framework of financial sustainability. With this vision, we will continue to work together with institutions and all stakeholders for the future of the sport we all love.”