In the formation of the European Super League six Premier League clubs were included in the 12 founding clubs who agreed to establish the new breakaway competition. After taking a backlash from fans and the government all the six Premier League clubs signaled to withdraw from ESL.
The European Super League is on the verge of collapsing as on Tuesday evening Premier League clubs involved take a step back from the new midweek tournament. Splits are emerging among the European Super League clubs as the members of the 12 sides are portraying their dismay and some are standing in the support at the same time. One of the board members of the Premier League clubs linked with ESL insists they will not back down over European Super League plans. However, on the other hand, an executive member of one of the organizing clubs admits concerns over proposals stating “This is not what we signed up for”.
However, UEFA has warned that players competing in the ESL will be outlawed from international competition – such as this summer’s European Championship, while the Premier League, Serie A, and La Liga have all frightened the clubs with suspension.
It left the £4.5bn league fall within less than 48 hours after it was launched, with Chelsea the first go followed by Manchester City and then, shortly before 11 pm, by Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Tottenham.
Chelsea issued a statement confirming they have “begun the formal procedures for withdrawal from the group” that they only joined late last week.
Manchester City sanctioned they have “formally enacted the procedures to withdraw” from the Super League.
Liverpool also withdrew stating their relationship in the proposed breakaway league “has been discontinued”.
Manchester United said: “listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government, and other key stakeholders in making their decision to not take part.”
Tottenham Hotspur regretted the “anxiety and upset” caused by the proposal, said the club chairman Daniel Levy.
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