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‘I don’t share its ideas at all’ – Cavani slams Super League

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Led by Real Madrid, a number of elite European sides got together to give rise to a controversial breakaway league.

Edinson Cavani has spoken against the Super League saying it would have denied “average clubs from having a place among the elite”.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and Manchester United owners the Glazer family spearheaded the plans to launch a breakaway Super League. FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham were the other “founding members” of the league.

However, the plans could never come to fruition due to intense public backlash, and all but three of the founding members officially announced their withdrawal within 48 hours.

Football fans, journalists, and pundits were all against the breakaway Super League – and Cavani shares their sentiment.

The Man Utd striker told Dos De Punta: “When the Super League came around I told myself: ‘That can’t be possible – if it happens, what can we expect next?’

“I don’t share its ideas at all. I am not in agreement with it.

“You mustn’t deprive more modest teams the chance of playing in the Champions League. Or stop average clubs from dreaming of competing with the bigger ones, and having a place among the elite. You can’t deny fans of these clubs the chance to have this experience.”