The agency said, according to a source familiar with the legal aspects, that the 12 clubs that announced the establishment of the European Super League, a rival to the European Champions League, have not withdrawn from the company that owns the tournament and is legally registered in Spain.
According to “Bloomberg”, the clubs that stand on the European Super League that was born dead were afraid that the president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, would leak their streak to UEFA officials.
The agency indicated that the French club was excluded from the talks of plans to establish the separatist league after those concerns, while the new plan was to give Paris Saint-Germain 14 days to participate in the project as soon as it was announced, according to the people who asked not to be named.
But the president of Spanish club Real Madrid and the founder of the new project, Florentino Perez, told Spanish television that Paris Saint-Germain had not actually been invited.
Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a member of the UEFA Executive Committee, and on Wednesday, he was also appointed president of the European Clubs Association to succeed the Italian, Andrea Agnelli, one of the pillars of the launch of the “Super League” project.
Less than 48 hours after the European Super League was unveiled late last Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain joined opponents from athletes and politicians and precipitated its collapse before someone kicked the ball.
The Super League was a project that took three years to prepare, and gained momentum in January, before it received a support of 4 billion euros (4.8 billion dollars) from the US bank “GB Morgan”.
However, the confusion, public relations disaster and the furious backlash turned the project into a failed coup that spectacularly offended European football.
GB Morgan bank was exposed to harsh campaigns on social media, especially from many prominent media, sports and economic figures, which prompted the bank to issue a statement, on Friday, explaining its position on what happened.
“We have clearly underestimated how the wider football community views this deal and how it might affect them in the future,” the US bank said in a statement.
And 12 giants in Europe caused a major earthquake in the world of football, when they announced, last Sunday, the launch of a new competition called the European Football Super League to be parallel to the European Champions League, with the aim of getting out of the financial crisis exacerbated by the Corona pandemic.