In a statement on Tuesday, the new competition remained defiant despite U-turns from all six English teams
In a statement released Tuesday, the Super League declared that the new competition will “reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project” following several high-profile withdrawals.
Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal all confirmed that they are withdrawing from the newly formed competition as the Super League lose all members of the Premier League ‘Big Six’.
As a result, the future of the Super League is in serious doubt.
What did the statement say?
“The European Premier League is convinced that the current status quo of European football needs to change,” the statement read.
“We are proposing a new European competition because the current system is not working. Our proposal aims to allow the sport to evolve while generating resources and stability for the full football pyramid, including helping overcome the financial difficulties the football community as a whole is experiencing them as a result of the pandemic.It would also provide significantly improved unity payments to all football stakeholders.
“Despite the announced departure of English clubs, who were forced to make such decisions because of the pressure on them, we are convinced that our proposal is fully in line with European law and regulations as demonstrated by a court decision to defend the Super League against third party actions.
“Given the current circumstances, we will reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, always bearing in mind our goals of offering supporters the best possible experience while improving solidarity payments for the entire football community.”
Which teams are still in the Super League?
Joining the English ‘Big Six’ as founders of the Super League were Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter.
Barca’s involvement in doubt as the club could withdraw from the newly formed Super League if their members vote against participation.
Meanwhile, reports in Italy claim that Inter is taking steps to exit the competition.