Spanish side Atletico Madrid is on the verge of withdrawing from the European Super League.
On Sunday, the ESL announced the proposed introduction with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Milan, Arsenal, Chelsea, Inter, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United the founding members.
The format of the competition was supposed to be made up of 20 clubs, with 15 founding clubs and an additional five clubs that qualify annually based on the previous season’s performance.
All games were set to be played midweek, with each club continuing to compete in their national leagues to preserve the traditional calendar. The season was slated to begin in August, with home and away matches played.
It's not just the English teams rapidly pulling out... senior sources at Atletico Madrid tell me they are OUT, too.— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) April 20, 2021