Only after 48 hours from the announcement of the European Super League it is on the verge of collapse. After strong protest from fans worldwide, Manchester City and Chelsea were the first clubs to pull out from the ESL, followed by the other Premier League clubs, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Now, Spanish club Atletico Madrid and Italian side Inter Milan becomes the latest club to withdraw from the European Super League. The clubs released an official statement confirming their withdrawal.
The Atlético de Madrid Board of Directors, meeting this Wednesday morning, has decided to formally communicate to the Superliga and the rest of the founding clubs its decision not to finally formalize its adherence to the project.
Atlético de Madrid made the decision last Monday to join this project in response to circumstances that no longer exist today.
For the club, harmony between all the groups that make up the rojiblanca family is essential, especially our fans.
The first team squad and their coach have shown their satisfaction with the club’s decision, understanding that sporting merits must prevail over any other criteria.
FC Internazionale Milano confirms that the Club is no longer part of the Super League project. We are always committed to giving the fans the best football experience; innovation and inclusion have been part of our DNA since our foundation. Our commitment with all stakeholders to improve the football industry will never change.
Inter believe that football, like any sector of activity, must have an interest in constantly improving its competitions, in order to continue to excite fans of all ages all over the world, within a framework of financial sustainability.
With this vision we will continue to work together with institutions and all stakeholders for the future of the sport we all love.