Florentino Perez says, “Clubs can’t leave European Super League legally.”
Florentino Perez protests clubs leaving the ESL says they can’t leave legally.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the 12 clubs who were to establish the European Super League can’t surrender it because of official agreements, and he guaranteed the task would return after a time of introspection.
Perez was one of the main figures in the breakaway rivalry, which was disclosed last Sunday possibly to self-destruct inside the space of days when each of the six English clubs included pulled out and others followed.
Yet, Perez, whose club is one of three groups alongside Barcelona and Juventus yet to relinquish the task, said it was not so easy for clubs to leave.
“I don’t need to explain what a binding contract is but effectively, the clubs cannot leave,” Florentino Perez said in an interview.
The Super League faced another issue on Friday when JPMorgan, who had given a 3.5 billion euro (£3 billion) award to the establishing clubs, said it had “misconceived how the arrangement would be seen”.
Perez, notwithstanding, said the bank was still ready.