Juventus and Andrea Agnelli Wave White Flag on Super League Project

Milan, Inter and Atletico have officially announced that they are abandoning the Super League. While still defending the concept, Juventus conceded that it will not move forward after the withdrawals, even if those have yet to be formalized.

“In this context, while Juventus remains convinced of the soundness of the project’s sport, commercial and legal premises, it believes that at the present there are limited chances that it will be completed in the form originally conceived.”

President Andrea Agnelli, who spearheaded the effort to create the competition with Florentino Perez, discussed its disbandment with Reuters. “I do think the project will be up and running. Maybe they lied, but I was contacted by a number of teams asking what they could do to join in the last 24 hours.”

The Juventus chairman stated that the intervention of British PM Boris Johnson was decisive for the faith of Super League: “I have had speculation to that extent that if six teams would have broken away and would have threatened the Premier League, politics would have seen that as at attack to Brexit and their political scheme.”

The executive did not regret the way things went down with his former ally UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, as there was no alternative method to put together the new cup. “If you were to ask the authorization of others, I do not think you would have carried out a project like this. Our industry is not particularly sincere, trustworthy, or reliable in general.”

The rumors about Agnelli stepping down from his position as Juventus president have been dismissed. If that were to happen down the line, Alessandro Nasi, another member of the Agnelli family, would take over, Corriere della Sera reports. He is currently the vice-president of the Exor holding and the head of the robotics company Comau.