The Super League news dominates not only the English headlines, but also the Spanish headlines. Following Manchester City and Chelsea, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid would also like to withdraw.
Both clubs would form the Spanish delegation together with Real Madrid. However, the plans of Real Madrid-preses Florentino Pérez seem to be falling apart. Now that four clubs are on their way back, the clubs are discussing a total suspension of the Super League, reports TalkSport.
The Super League project was unleashed by FC Barcelona. When Josep Maria Bartomeu parted as president at the end of 2020, he revealed that the Catalans had signed up for the new competition. Months later, the name of FC Barcelona also appeared among the founding fathers, who came in on Sunday evening. However, Bartomeus successor Joan Laporta is less enthusiastic: the recently re-elected president lets the clubs socios decide. “Barcelona will not participate in the Super League unless the club members give permission to do so,” he informed TV3.
Developments in Madrid and Barcelona seem to seriously jeopardize the Super League. Chelsea and Manchester abandoned earlier and now there are only eight of the twelve founders left.
Its not just the English teams rapidly pulling out… senior sources at Atletico Madrid tell me they are OUT, too.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) April 20, 2021
(💣) JUST IN: Joan Lapora will not finalize Barcelonas entry into the Super League until they have received the approval from socios. Without their OK, the Catalan Club wont take part in the competition. @xavitorresll #ESL
— Clouring football since 1899 ❤💙 (@CruyffPepFCB) April 20, 2021