Premier League champions Manchester City have confirmed in a statement on Thursday evening that they have rejected the European Super League proposals.
The company backing the European Super League, A22, launched a new proposal for men’s and women’s European competitions, consisting of a league system with 64 men’s clubs across three leagues with participation based on sporting merit and no permanent members.
However, the fresh developments and proposals were met with immediate backlash from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund immediately making their lack of interest clear in official statements.
Now, UEFA Champions League winners and last season’s Treble winners Manchester City have taken further steps to indicate their lack of desire to join clubs in pushing forward the idea of a European Super League.
In an official club statement released on Thursday evening, Manchester City further stressed their distance from the proposals and their clear intention not to rejoin the breakaway group or founding clubs driving the push for a new competition.
“Manchester City Football Club confirmed in 2021 that it had formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League,” a statement on ManCity.com read.
“Our position has not changed. We remain committed to working with fellow clubs through the ECA (European Club Association) and to participation in UEFA competition.”
Manchester City have their full attentions on the FIFA Club World Cup final scheduled to take place on Friday evening, as the reigning Champions of Europe’s premier club competition take on South American giants Fluminense.
The clash in Jeddah will be followed by a break for the club over the Christmas period, before training ground activity will resume and intensify back in Manchester ahead of the return of Premier League action against Everton after Boxing Day.
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