Sport Florentino Perez insists Super League agreement is “binding” after two years of secret planning – Mirror Online
April 20, 2021
Super League president Florentino Perez insists clubs have no get-out after secretly plotting their bombshell competition for more than two years.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Juventus, AC Milan, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham have all been condemned for signing up for the competition.
Governing bodies around the world have threatened serious punishments and there have already been hopes some clubs could pull out.
Speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher said: “If one of them goes, I think it can fall like a pack of cards.”
But Real Madrid chief Perez, heading up the controversial new competition, has claimed in the first public interview that the proposals announced late on Sunday night have been in the works for over two years.
Florentino Perez has opened up on the European Super League in a controversial interview
He declared the agreement is “binding” and he is confident no clubs will back out of a plan he insists will “save football”.
Speaking on Spanish TV channel El Chiringuito, Perez said (via
AS ): “We have been working a lot, more than two years.
“The pandemic has given us the finishing touch to a situation that was deteriorating. We are doing the impossible.”
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Asked why they announced it now, he added: “In case we can start next season, soon.
“City, United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham … Inter, Milan, Juventus, Madrid, Atleti, Barcelona….When we have left it is with the certainty that we are doing well.
Perez insists Premier League clubs have a “binding” agreement after two-years of secret talks