Wantaway Super League clubs face €1.2 billion divorce settlement

23 April 2021

Photo: Alamy Clubs who have declared their intentions to abandon the seemingly collapsed Super League could be met with a penalty of at least €150 million.

Clubs wishing to abandon the Super League could face €150 billion break fee.

Super League president Florentino Perez emphasised “contract is binding.”

Withdrawal before start of competition requires written consent of at least 10 other members, but Off The Pitch has been told that two clubs did not even inform the Super League of its withdrawal.

Barcelona and Juventus, who are still to withdraw, previously hinted at ongoing legal issues in statements.

James Corbett and Emil Gjerding corbett@offthepitch.com

Clubs that have withdrawn from the embryonic Super League face withdrawal penalties of €150 million and could be sucked into a legal battle that would engulf European football.

Leaked documents published by Der Spiegel on Friday show the extent to which the eight clubs which have drawn from the project are vulnerable.

Under the founding contract published by the German magazine, a club's early exit from the competition would result in a "break-up fee" of a minimum of €150 million.

Do you want to read this article?

Get instant access by signing up for a 7-day free trial

No credit card, no commitments and it will expire automatically.

You will receive a link that activates your trial in an email.