Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez has claimed that the 12 clubs who joined the European Super League, including Tottenham Hotspur, cannot withdraw from the competition as they have signed a legally binding contract.
After coming under a lot of criticism from fans, as well as the footballing fraternity, most of the clubs who initially signed up for the breakaway competition, including all of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ have since confirmed their intention to withdraw.
Some reports suggested that the clubs who withdrew could be hit with a mammoth fine for doing so but The Independent have claimed that any fine imposed is likely to be minimal as the clubs involved have no desire to “squeeze the life out of each other”.
However, Perez maintains that the clubs cannot leave the competition and that the idea will move forward.
The Real Madrid president told AS: “I’m not going to explain what a binding contract is now. But come on, the clubs can’t get out.
“Some, under pressure, have had to say that they are leaving. But this project or another very similar one will go ahead, and I hope soon.”
Perez accused people who were in positions of privilege under the current system of manipulating the project.
He added: “The company exists and the partners that make up the Super League, too. What we have done has been to give ourselves a few weeks to reflect on the virulence with which some people who do not want to lose their privileges have manipulated the project.”
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