A stillborn project, the Super League? Florentino Pérez strongly disagrees. For the president of Real Madrid, this new competition is still alive. He hammered it at the microphone ofEl Transistor sure Onda Cero. “We have been working for two years, twelve teams, for a format which means that football, which is dying, which no longer interests, stays alive. Audiences are dropping because the majority of matches are of no interest. If there is no audience, TV rights drop ”, he said.
The strong man from Casa Blanca then continued his argument. A closed league? No. We said that the clubs with the most fans have to be. Who buys the TV rights? How many fans have Juventus or Liverpool? Not everyone likes it. Of course, you have to organize everything. What I can say is that it is not closed and that the championships will continue. It is a competition with the sole objective of buying it at a high price, he assured, pointing to the intervention of institutions.
“The English clubs were afraid of FIFA. They signed a deal they shouldn’t have, because they were contractually engaged with the Super League. They wanted to sanction us and the courts said no. We went before the judge and he delivered his verdict. He said you can’t touch the Super League. UEFA cannot do anything against people or clubs. From there, everything changes. We’re at a standstill. Now the Luxembourg court must decide. We demanded that the threats against English clubs be lifted “, he said, clearly attacking UEFA boss Aleksander Ceferin.
“I haven’t spoken to him since. They want to maintain their privileges and the supporters don’t want more. It is inconceivable that we would all lose money and Ceferin increase his salary. There are people who have privileges and want to keep them while football is dying ”, he concluded. Florentino Pérez therefore does not let go and the Super League is still far from being sent to oblivion.