Florentino Perez was the mastermind behind the European Super League plan.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has warned the top-six Premier League clubs that they can’t leave the Super League project.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all signed for this project initially but backed out after less than 48 hours following backlash from the fans and pundits all around the world.
Since the plan blew up, all the top-six clubs along with Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan has to pay a combined fine totalling £13.4million towards children’s and grassroots football across Europe.
“We are calm, because of what we have, we have won,” Perez said. “The English teams were coerced.
“They signed something they shouldn’t have signed, because they are committed to the Super League. They wanted to punish them, and the courts have said no.
“There is a binding contract and no-one can leave. The Super League continues. We went to the judge who made a ruling and said the Super League cannot be touched. UEFA cannot do anything to the people or the clubs.
“It’s stopped. Now the court in Luxembourg must decide.”