The European Super League is the brainchild of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. Barcelona and Juventus are also still on board with the Super League plans. On the other hand, PSG were out of the European Super League from the very beginning.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has now revealed how much money he turned down from the European Super League.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi reveals how much money he turned down from the European Super League
Al-Khelaifi told the BBC, via Marca: “I could have taken the [Super League] cheque for 400 million euros.”
“They invited me. Then when I said no, they said they didn’t invite me – that sums them up.”
“The problem with ESL clubs is that they don’t have stability. They don’t have a long-term financial vision. They keep talking about their legal contract [with the Super League clubs].”
“What they forget is football is a social contract, it’s not a legal contract – they’re waving around a piece of paper.”
“Florentino Perez spoke to me at the Champions League game and said, ‘We have to get a point where we can speak to you’. I was really tough with him.”
“I said I was happy to talk, but if he was going to do stuff behind my back, I am not interested.”