Last night, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea announced their withdrawal from the project after Manchester City.
“Under the circumstances, we will consider the most appropriate steps to reform the project, always striving to give our fans the best possible experience, while at the same time improving the solidarity contributions of the whole of football,” the statement read.
The remaining clubs are Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus. The intention was to organize a profitable competition with about fifteen big clubs in which almost no ups/downs occurred. “Despite the announcement of the departure of the English clubs who were forced to take those decisions due to external pressures, we are confident that our plan is fully in line with European laws and regulations,” the clubs said.
Inter Milan will be the next club to exit the project. “The Premier League project in its current state is no longer of interest to Inter,” a source told Italian news agency ANSA.