Juventus president Andrea Agnelli believes that the European Super League will still go ahead as planned despite uproar from the football community.
Agnelli has been the breakaway competition’s biggest proponent along with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, and is still adamant that the league will move ahead.
“There has been a blood compact between our clubs, the Super League project has a 100 percent chance of success, we will move forward,” Agnelli told Republica.
“We want to create the best competition in the world capable of benefiting the entire football pyramid, increasing the distribution of resources among the other clubs and remaining open with five places available each year for others, which will be defined through dialogue with the institutions of football.”
Agnelli went on to say that there will be “an open dialogue with institutions, FIFA and UEFA” and that “if they make a proposal we will value it” and insisted that the Super League does not pose “any threat” because “there is full will to participate in national competitions and cups”.
“We will stay in domestic competitions, we will play in all the stadiums in Italy, Spain and England. Our work will be intrinsically linked to domestic competitions,” he said, while adding that “the bonus of 350 million [euros] a year is false”.
The Super League announced on Wednesday morning, after a video call between the remaining clubs, after the withdrawal of the six English teams, that they will continue with a modification of the project.