The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday, with eight of the 12 founding members in England, Italy, and Spain abandoning the separatist project under pressure from fans, politicians, football officials, and even British kings. Juventus founder and president Andrea Agnelli told Reuters that he was reluctant to appeal for the new Super League after the withdrawal of six English clubs on Tuesday, with Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid following suit and AC Milan indicating they would do.
The Italian club said in a statement, “The voices and concerns of fans around the world have been clearly expressed about the Super League, and AC Milan must be sensitive to the voices of those who love this amazing sport Huh.”
However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez gave a stern tone, saying the project is not dead and is still in talks with AC Milan and the rest of the club Barcelona, Juventus, and Real. “The project is on hold,” Perez told Spanish radio station El Larguero. “We will continue to work. I believe that if this project does not work, there will be another similar work. “
Andrea Agnelli said he still believes in the virtues of the Super League despite criticisms and does not regret the way the separation took place. “I am confident about the beauty of this project,” he told Reuters.
Juventus itself has acknowledged that there is a limited chance that the project will be completed in its original form. The Italian club said in a statement that clubs wishing to leave had not yet completed the procedures required under the Super League agreement.
Agnelli resigned as president of the Association of European Clubs (ECA) on Sunday, which represents more than 200 clubs. The ECA said that Paris Saint Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi would replace him, with recent events reminding him that “the owners are the guardians of their clubs”.
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