Juventus has stated that they “remain committed” to the Super League plan, but they have also admitted that it will not be implemented in its current form.
In response to the massive negative media storm the breakaway has generated, which has completely overshadowed all activities on the pitch this week, eight of the 12 founding clubs involved in the plans for the new European competition have submitted paperwork to withdraw.
Juventus is the most recent club to declare their position, but they have refused to abandon the Super League entirely, believing that significant changes are required at the highest level of the sport.
“In reference to Juventus Football Club S.p.press A.’s release of April 19, 2021, relating to the proposed development of the Super League, and the ensuing public debate, the issuer clarifies to be aware of the request and intentions otherwise expressed by some clubs to withdraw from this project, despite the necessary procedures envisaged,” the club said in a statement.
“In this sense, while Juventus remains convinced of the project’s sporting, commercial, and legal foundations, it believes that the project’s completion in the form originally envisioned is currently unlikely.”
“Juventus remains committed to long-term value development for the Business and the entire football industry.”
After Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal were the first clubs to drop out, Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, who is also the original promoter of the Super League, admitted that the competition would be difficult to continue.