Florentino Perez issues warning to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham after Super League backlash

Florentino Perez issues warning to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham after Super League backlash

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who is the newly installed chairman of the newly-founded European Super League, delivered an explosive interview last night following the announcement of the new-look tournament on Sunday, insisting the clubs now involved cannot break free.

It was announced late on Sunday evening that English heavyweights Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur would join Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus in forming the new mid-week competition, in an attempt to break away from the UEFA Champions League.

Unsurprisingly, the plan has been blasted by football supporters across Europe, as well as big-name pundits, including Sky Sports’

Perez, though, has defended the announcement, suggesting that the tournament will take football forward and be the future.

Speaking with El Chiringuito, the Spaniard opened up on the plans behind the tournament and why it will be the way forward for the clubs involved.

As well as that, he also announced that the 12 clubs who have agreed to join the plan will not be allowed to get out of it, despite growing pressures from elsewhere, particularly the Premier League.

He said: “The contract of the Super League is binding. Nobody can leave, we will work all together. All the clubs signed the contracts last Saturday – there’s no problem.”

Perez has made this admission after a report by Mail football writer Olivier Holt claimed that “cracks may be beginning to appear” and that two “English clubs are close to losing their nerve.”

Perez also confirmed that the main reason to form the Super League was to try and bolster the bank balances of the 12 clubs involved after a difficult 12 months for everyone because of the pandemic, which has forced turnstiles to stand still and deny supporters the chance of supporting their teams.

Perez has made this admission after a report by Mail football writer Olivier Holt claimed that “cracks may be beginning to appear” and that two “English clubs are close to losing their nerve.”

 

Perez also confirmed that the main reason to form the Super League was to try and bolster the bank balances of the 12 clubs involved after a difficult 12 months for everyone because of the pandemic, which has forced turnstiles to stand still and deny supporters the chance of supporting their teams.

“Here at Real Madrid we have lost a lot of money, we are all going through a very bad situation.

“When there is no profit, the only way is to play more competitive games during the week.

“The Super League will save the clubs financially.”

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