Barcelona confirms they will stay in the super league.anyevalentine | 23.04.2021 | 0 | Sports , World
Spanish club Barcelona makes a surprising announcement to remain in the super league despite the redrawal of 9 clubs. Barcelona confirms they will stay in the super league.
The Catalonians are ready to push through with the super league despite the stepping back of 9 clubs out of 12.
The Catalan giants broke their silence, 48 hours after the initial plans to have a breakaway league seemed to have hit a snag. But, instead of following the likes of the Premier League Big Six as well as Inter Millan, AC Milan, and Atletico Madrid in withdrawing, Barca maintained their stance but said there needed to be reformed in the newly-proposed league.
In a statement released on Thursday, April 22, Barcelona justified their decision to remain in the Super League, saying the club did not stand for decisions based on “unjustified pressure and intimidation”.
“The decision (to be a founding member of the European Super League) was made in the conviction that it would have been a historical error to turn down the opportunity to be part of this project as one of its founding members. As one of the world’s top sports clubs, our intention shall always be to be at the forefront, this being an indispensable part of the club’s identity and its sporting, social and institutional spirit,” the statement started.
“Given the public reaction that the aforementioned project has generated in many and various spheres, there is no question that FC Barcelona appreciates that a much more in-depth analysis is required into the reasons that have caused this reaction in order to reconsider, if necessary, and to the required extent, the proposal as originally formulated and resolve all those issues, always for the good of the general interest of the football world. Such in-depth analysis needs time and the necessary composure to avoid taking any rash action,”
“We will speak more about it when the time comes but for now we understand there is a need for it, even though our members will have the final say,” Laporta told Catalan network TV3. Barcelona confirms they will stay in the super league.
Despite clubs announcing they had left the Super League, Perez, who doubles up as Super League chairman, said the “12 clubs had not left yet” as there were binding contracts in place. Earlier, reports say that Florentino Perez, the president of the European Super League has stated that their project is still on standby and that clubs that withdrew their interest are yet to officially leave.
Spanish media has made reports of only Ac Milan, Juventus, Barca, and Real Madrid are still in the super league. Despite clubs announcing they had left the Super League, Perez, who doubles up as Super League chairman, said the “12 clubs had not left yet” as there were binding contracts in place.
All Premier League clubs withdraw All the big six Premier League clubs have withdrawn from the project after pressure from fans and two out of the six remaining have also followed suit. The remaining clubs left in the new league are Juventus, AC Milan, Barcelona, and Real Madrid but Perez insists the project will go on as planned. Perez claimed that Los Blancos’ income dropped by a double and could only recover through the massive midweek income coming from the Super League.
The 74-year-old claimed that plans had been ongoing in the last three years and that the super clubs can only make revenue from the project.