English clubs walked away from the Super League but may save millions from UEFA legal action

29 June 2021

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Photo: Alamy Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez (C), who is still working hard to establish the European Super League, attends the Spanish Supercup final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 12 January 2020.

Motion filed in Madrid Court last week by A22, the company behind the Super League, aims to quash UEFA punishments and ongoing disciplinary process.

English “Big Six”, plus the Milan clubs and Atletico Madrid have walked away from the Super League but remain A22 shareholders.

Off The Pitch contacted the English “Big Six”, but none would denounce the court action. They remain very clear though that they are withdrawing from the ESL.

Expert acknowledged that the English clubs may face challenges extricating itself from A22.

James Corbett, Senior Correspondent corbett@offthepitch.com

The “Big 6” English clubs who withdrew from the European Super League project days after it was announced, might benefit financially from a court action aimed at quashing their UEFA settlements  for their part in the plot.

A new motion filed last week with the Madrid commercial court by A22, the company behind Super League, seeks to scrap the agreement UEFA signed with the nine clubs –  including six Premier League teams – after they backed away from the project.

If the motion is successful it could save the rebel clubs up to €30 million.

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