After reaching an agreement with the rogue clubs from the Super League, UEFA threatened Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus are still considered villains by UEFA’s president as he revealed today. In his latest press release, he discussed an agreement he reached with nine of the twelve clubs that wanted to break away from the federation. All six Premier League clubs plus both Milano clubs, and Atletico Madrid struck a deal. For attempting to break away but coming to their senses, they will be charged with an overall €15 million between all of them that will go to charity and grassroots football.
Plus, they all agreed to sign documents in which they will be fined €100 million if they attempt to form part of the Super League again. Also, they will pay €50 million if they violate any of the UEFA rules again. Lastly, the federation will take 5% of their earnings for next season if any of these clubs compete in any of the continental tournaments. This is the “goodwill” gesture Ceferin made towards these clubs for changing their tune in regards to the Super League.
Ceferin threatens the three remaining clubs.
As far as the other three clubs remaining in the Super League, Caferin threatened to take further action because they decided to stick to their guns. It’s still unclear what he will decide or the type of punishment he will choose. However, here’s the following statement from the UEFA president: “The measures announced are significant, but none of the financial penalties will be retained by UEFA,” said Aleksander Ceferin.
“They will all be reinvested into youth and grassroots football in local communities across Europe, including the UK. These clubs recognized their mistakes quickly and have taken action to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football. The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called ‘Super League,’ and UEFA will deal with those clubs subsequently.”