The six rebellious English clubs that had signed up for the European Super League have reached a financial deal with the Premier League totaling 25 million euros, the organizer of the English league announced on Wednesday. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham declared themselves founding members of the competition in April but the project quickly collapsed after widespread opposition. “The six clubs involved in the proposals to form a European Super League have again today recognized that their actions were a mistake, and they reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of English football,” said the Premier League in a statement. “They wholeheartedly apologized to their supporters, other clubs, the Premier League and the Federation (FA),” she continued. As a sign of good will, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a donation of 25 million euros, which will be devoted to the good of the game, in particular to “investments in the support of supporters, local football and community programs”, can we read in this text.
The clubs concerned have also accepted the rule change. This implies that similar actions in the future would result in a deduction of 30 points and an additional fine of 28 million euros for these six clubs. “The Premier League and the FA have worked closely together and this agreement puts an end to the investigations into this affair,” the statement added. Last month, UEFA, the governing body of European football, announced sanctions, including financial sanctions, against nine of the 12 clubs behind the aborted project. These nine clubs, including the English clubs, have agreed to forgo 5% of their income from UEFA competitions for a season and to pay together € 15 million to support local football and the teams. of young people in Europe. Three clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, did not sign this declaration. UEFA had decided to open “disciplinary proceedings” on May 25, threatening the three clubs with sanctions for a “potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework”. On Wednesday, the UEFA Appeal Committee decided to suspend this procedure “until further notice”.