‘Binding contracts’ were signed for ESL, says Pérez

Florentino Pérez, president of Spanish LaLiga football club Real Madrid and founding chairman of the European Super League, has maintained that the 12 clubs that signed up to the breakaway competition agreed a binding contract committing them to the project.

The six Premier League clubs involved in the plot – Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur – on April 20 declared their intention to withdraw from the ESL, just two days after plans were revealed. They were then joined by Real Madrid’s LaLiga rival Atlético Madrid, as well as Serie A’s Inter Milan.

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