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Leaked European Super League Documents Show Barcelona And Real Madrid Were Set To Receive Additional €60 Million Each

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Leaked European Super League Documents Show Barcelona And Real Madrid Were Set To Receive Additional €60 Million Each

Leaked contracts from the European Super League show that Barcelona and Real Madrid were in line to receive an extra €60 million in the breakaway competition.

Although the vast majority of founding members have pulled out of the ESL following monumental backlash and opposition across the broad, Barca and Real Madrid are still committed.

And it's to see why given the cash-strapped clubs were poised to earn more than everyone else involved, while the likes of Inter Milan, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid were going to earn less than the pack.

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Documents published by Der Spiegel also show Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich being invited but ultimately rejecting the proposal.

Although there were talks of major broadcasters being involved, clubs were also set to show games on their official channels.

Premier League clubs have all pulled out of the breakaway competition, while so have American bank JP Morgan, who gave a £3.5 billion backing to the league.

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"We clearly misjudged how this deal would be viewed by the wider football community and how it might impact them in the future," JP Morgan said in a statement.

"'We will learn from this."

Speaking on Wednesday, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, one of the key figures behind the ESL, said the competition was on "stand-by".

"The Super League project is now in stand-by, I can confirm," Perez told radio station El Larguero.

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"Juventus and AC Milan have not left the Super League. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan are still in talks to find solutions.

"If this project didn't work, another one will. Remember: all the 12 clubs have signed a binding contract."

Topics: European Super League, Football, Barcelona, Real Madrid

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