Super League: Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid Withdraw

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have become the latest European sides to pull out of the much-maligned Super League.

Manchester City, United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham – all withdrew from the European Super League late on Tuesday night leading to its suspension.

And now both Serie A and Laliga giants have confirmed they have joined the Premier League’s Big Six in performing a U-turn.

 “FC Internazionale Milano confirms that the club is no longer part of the Super League project,” the statement read.

“We are always committed to giving the fans the best football experience; innovation and inclusion have been part of our DNA since our foundation. Our commitment with all stakeholders to improve the football industry will never change.

“Inter believe that football, like any sector of activity, should have an interest in constantly improving its competitions, in order to continue to excite fans of all ages all over the world, within a framework of financial sustainability.

“With this vision we will continue to work together with institutions and all stakeholders for the future of the sport we all love.”

Meanwhile, Atletico admitted they withdrew from the Super League in order to ensure ‘harmony’ remains between the club, players and its loyal fans.

The club’s statement read: “The Atletico de Madrid Board of Directors, meeting this Wednesday morning, has decided to formally communicate to the Superliga and the rest of the founding clubs its decision not to finally formalize its adherence to the project.

“Atletico de Madrid made the decision last Monday to join this project in response to circumstances that no longer exist today.

“For the club, harmony is essential between all the groups that make up the rojiblanca family, especially our fans.

“The first team squad and their coach have shown their satisfaction with the club’s decision, understanding that sporting merits must prevail over any other criteria.”

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The clubs yet to cut ties with the doomed breakaway competition AC Milan, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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