Bayern Munich issue statement on Super League formation

Bayern Munich issue statement on Super League formation

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the new Super League will not solve the financial problems that European clubs are facing. 

The Bundesliga giants are among the few teams that turned down the invite to be part of the new league, which has started with a total of 12 teams. 

Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham are the English clubs in the new league and are joined by Spanish giants Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid. 

AC Milan, Juventus, and Inter Milan are also part of the league, which is set to start in August. 

"FC Bayern has not been involved in the plans for creating a Super League. We are convinced that the current structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation. FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe they are the right step to take for the development of European football.

"The modified group stage will contribute to an increase in excitement and the emotional experience in the competition."

"I do not believe the Super League will solve the financial problems of European clubs that have arisen as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Rather, all clubs in Europe should work in solidarity to ensure that the cost structure, especially players' salaries, and agents' fees, are brought in line with revenues, to make all of the European football more rational," 

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