Two Premier league Clubs withdraw from Super League
Two Premier league officially request for a withdraw from European Super League.
Manchester city and Chelsea report arranging paperwork for the remove of team from the project.
There have been Blues fans protesting outside the ground over the last few hours ahead of their clash with Brighton
now looks like Chelsea will take steps to remove itself from the proposed competition.
BBC Sport understands that ‘Chelsea are preparing documentation to request withdrawing from the European Super League.’
Martin Lipton of The Sun, meanwhile, confirmed City have withdrawn, he wrote: “Manchester City pulling out of Super League.
City have told organisers they no longer want to be part of the £4.6billion scheme.
“City are the first team to pull out. It is understood Chelsea are preparing documentation to do the same.”
eacting to the news, Pat Nevin told BBC Radio Five Live:
“I don’t think Chelsea were ever massively on board, and to be honest I didn’t really see a short-term benefit for them doing it.
“The sides have shown a semi-united wall so far but the minute one brick crumbles then the whole wall could fall. I’m not convinced by it at all.”
“I honestly think that the clubs weren’t prepared for anything.
This sounds like an utter desperate panic from a number of clubs that have dived into something that seven days
they weren’t interested in because they were talking to UEFA and now they’ve got this all-signing and all-dancing thing.”
Daily Telegraph journalist Jason Burt back up the BBC‘s report and added:
“Told Roman Abramovich was never comfortable with the Super League idea.”