Juventus’ chairman Andrea Agnelli’s continued defense of the European Super League is still in full effect as of right now.
BBC Sport Football reporter Simon Stone explicitly reported on his twitter feed.
Andrea Agnelli’s continued public backing of the European Super League is not surprising in the slightest. Firstly, Angelli’s presence in European Football always favored the bigger clubs. He leads the efforts to change the format of the UEFA Champions League massively. Secondly, Juventus’ financial situation is particularly dire at the moment. Therefore, the cash injection from the European Super League would benefit them massively. Enabling transfer acquisitions such as Sergio Ramos.
In addition to Juventus, only Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF remain in the European Super League. Both clubs have massive debts, with FC Barcelona in particular over 1 billion euros in the red. Thus, their reasoning for clinging to the European Super League also shows their true colors.
Despite glamorizing proclamations from Andrea Angelli and Real Madrid CF president Florentino Perez, the European Super League effectively died. Both openly spoke of how the European Super League would “save football.”
Originally starting as 12 clubs, The European Super League potentially killed football as we know it today. However, massive protests from fans, players, managers, and more put unforeseen pressure on the clubs to withdraw. Firstly, Manchester City and Chelsea withdrew, followed by 7 other clubs. Thus killing the project’s stated aim of changing European football.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was the Chairman of the European Super League, supported by 4 Vice-Chairmen. Chief amongst them vice-chairman is Juventus’ Andrea Agnelli, regarded Perez’s top lieutenant. 3 American Premier League owners filled out the subsequent ranks. John Henry of Liverpool FC, Stan Kroenke of Arsenal FC, and Joel Glazer of Manchester United FC.
Clubs Originally Joining The European Super League
- AC Milan (Italy)
- Internazionale (Italy)
- Juventus (Italy)
- FC Barcelona (Spain)
- Real Madrid( Spain)
- Atletico Madrid (Spain)
- Arsenal FC (England)
- Chelsea FC (England)
- Manchester United (England)
- Manchester City (England)
- Liverpool FC ( England)
- Tottenham Hotspur FC ( England)