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Florentino Perez Refuses To Give Up On European Super League

Ryan Sidle

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Florentino Perez Refuses To Give Up On European Super League

Florentino Perez has once again refused to give up on the European Super League, claiming the Premier League's 'big six' were "coerced" into backing out of the controversial plan.

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The European Super League fell apart as quickly as it looked to have ruined football back in April, when Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal all pulled out.

The Premier League six were soon followed by Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan, leaving only three of Europe's superpowers still involved in the controversial plans.

Perez has claimed they can't be punished and said that they've "won," claiming the Super League "continues."

"We are calm, because of what we have, we have won," the Real president told El Transistor.

"The English teams were coerced. They signed something they shouldn't have signed, because they are committed to the Super League. They [UEFA] wanted to punish them, and the courts have said no.

Perez is the president of the European Super League and is determined to keep it going. Image: PA Images
Perez is the president of the European Super League and is determined to keep it going. Image: PA Images

"There is a binding contract and no one can leave. The Super League continues. We went to the judge who made a ruling and said the Super League cannot be touched.

"UEFA cannot do anything to the people or the clubs. It's stopped. Now the court in Luxembourg must decide."

It is far from the first time that Perez has made outrageous comments about the ESL, claiming that they'd only decided to go forward with the plans in order to "save football."

Whilst he soon revealed the true reason for the breakaway, admitting Los Blancos couldn't afford the likes of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe without it, the 74-year-old has once again suggested football needs the Super League.

"We have been working on this for two years," the billionaire added, "It's a format to prevent football, which is losing interest, from dying.

"We are not excluding anyone, but everyone can't be there. Roma-Sampdoria has less interest than a Manchester [United], Paris Saint-Germain. The fans are in charge here."

Manchester United fans held protests outside of Old Trafford following their involvement in the Super League. Image: PA Images
Manchester United fans held protests outside of Old Trafford following their involvement in the Super League. Image: PA Images

Perez and the Super League refuse to go away but fans continue to hope that the competition won't actually come back into play anytime.

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Topics: Manchester City, Florentino Perez, Liverpool, European Super League, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Manchester United, Barcelona, Premier League, Juventus, Arsenal, Real Madrid, La Liga

Ryan Sidle
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