Florentino Perez, president of the new European Super League, has assured Chelsea and Manchester City that they won’t be booted out of this season’s Champions League after agreeing to sign up for breakaway competition.
Perez is also the president of Real Madrid, and he also assured that players would still be able to represent their countries at European Championships and World Cups.
Florentino Perez allays clubs and players’ fears
Both of those threats had been made by UEFA after it was revealed on Sunday night that 12 clubs were launching a new European Super League.
UEFA is furious at the launching of the competition, and their president, Aleksander Ceferin, has warned that they could throw rogue clubs out of this season’s Champions League and Europa League.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid are still in this season’s Champions League, while Arsenal and Manchester United are into the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Uefa had also warned players could be banned from representing their countries at European Championships and World Cups if they were part of a Super League club, sparking doubts over participation at this summer’s rescheduled Euros.
But Florentino Perez has told players to be calm, that the threats cannot be carried out.