One of the founder’s of the controversial European Super League has conceded that the competition can no longer go ahead now that the six Premier League teams have pulled out.
When asked whether the project could still happen after the exits, Juventus Chairman Andrea Agnelli – who is one of the founder’s of the breakaway league – told Reuters: “To be frank and honest no, evidently that is not the case.”
Agnelli’s comments come after Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all withdrew from the ESL yesterday evening – 48 hours after the league was officially announced.
Their departure has meant that only three Italian sides and three Spanish clubs are left.
Since the announcement of the league over the weekend, the footballing world has been in uproar and UEFA, the FA and the Premier League released a joint statement stating their plans to “stop this cynical project”.
However, it looks like it’s collapsed all on its own.