Details of the European Super League contract signed by 12 clubs have been released by German outlet Der Spiegel and according to The Daily Mail, the contract contains a £130m fine for teams who break away from the tournament.
Nine of the 12 clubs who signed up for the Super League have announced their intention to withdraw from the competition.
While some sources suggested that the clubs who initiated their withdrawal could be hit with a substantial fine, other reports have claimed that any fine is likely to be minimal as the clubs involved do have no desire to “squeeze the life out of each other”.
However, according to The Daily Mail, the document signed by the 12 clubs stipulates a £130m penalty for any club withdrawing from the competition.
The report also revealed that the contract promised Real Madrid and Barcelona an additional €60m (£52m) more than their rivals for the first two years of the competition.
An area in the contract titled ‘Additional compensation for the first 2 seasons of the Super League competition’, goes on to say: “Barcelona and Real Madrid will be paid the additional fixed amount of €60m (£52m) each, payable in two equal instalments.
“For this purpose, at the end of the first Super League season and at the end of the second Super League season, they will be paid €30m (£26m) each.”
There is reportedly also a section in the contract that allows the clubs exclusive right to broadcast four of their regular-season games on core club platforms such as their website, club mobile application and TV channel, thus allowing clubs to earn extra revenue from subscriptions to those packages.
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