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European Super League exodus begins

The European Super League was of course announced on Sunday evening.

The competition had 12 founding members, six of whom came from the Premier League.

These sides came in the form of Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United.

Just over 48 hours after the league was announced, though, it now looks set to collapse.

Word was first forthcoming early on Tuesday evening that both Chelsea and Manchester City had begun proceedings to withdraw:

Just to add confirmation: Chelsea are withdrawing from the Super League. The beginning of the end https://t.co/ilZM3ZdYh4

— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) April 20, 2021

Manchester City pulling out of Super League. City have told organisers they no longer want to be part of the £4.6billion scheme. Full details coming @SunSport @TheSunFootball @TheSun

— Martin Lipton (@MartinLipton) April 20, 2021

City then became the first side to officially announce their intentions to leave a short time later.

English sides out of European Super League

And now, late on Tuesday evening, word has been forthcoming that all four of the English sides left in the Super League are set to exit, too. Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United released statements confirming the news, which you can read below:

We will not be participating in the European Super League.#MUFC

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 20, 2021

As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League.

We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.

— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 20, 2021

Liverpool Football Club can confirm that our involvement in proposed plans to form a European Super League has been discontinued.

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 20, 2021

We can confirm that we have formally commenced procedures to withdraw from the group developing proposals for a European Super League (ESL).#THFC ⚪️ #COYS

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 20, 2021


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