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Reports: Several Clubs Leaving Super League

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Could the ESL already be nearing its end?

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If there’s one thing all of the footballing world would agree on, it’s that the proposed European Super League and all of the threats and possibilities that came with have made for some of the wildest sport-related days in recent memory. And now things appear to be taking another turn. According to multiple reports, Chelsea and Manchester City are looking to leave the Super League after a mere two days since the announcement. Furthermore, Ed Woodward is resigning from his post as Chairman of Manchester United because of the current situation.

Real Madrid’s president and the man behind the Super League, Florentino Perez, spoke yesterday about how clubs could not leave because they had already signed a 23-year-contract. It’s looking like that statement will be put to the test only hours after it was made.

While it is a positive sign that clubs are backing away from this money-grabbing scheme that would adversely change European football for decades to come, but it could be too late to stop the ball from rolling the rest of the way down the hill. The number of remaining clubs could still dwindle but Perez’ confidence in his scheme working is worrisome. Inter has yet to make any movements since its statement confirming the Nerazzurri’s participation. I still have faith that the club will see the error in its ways and positive reform to UEFA can come out of this but seeing Inter involved at all is a blow. But to be fair, the risk of being left behind should the Super League actually happen surely was a major headache for the Inter brass.

This is a, uh, very fluid story and who knows what the storyline will be five minutes after we get this published. Dare I say it, but I’m missing the transfer rumor mill...