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After several reports, Juventus has now issued a statement confirming that it’s leaving the European Super League project, with only Real Madrid and Barcelona remaining, but denies UEFA’s threats.
“With reference to the rumors appearing in the press , Juventus Football Club SpA informs that it has forwarded a communication to the two remaining clubs which, as Juventus, have not exercised their withdrawal from the Super League Project (Football Club Barcelona and Real Madrid Club de Futbol) in order to initiate a period of discussion between the three clubs regarding Juventus’s potential exit from the Super League Project. The Company will proceed with all communications due under the law following the outcome of the interlocutions and assessments concerning the above, making it clear that many of the reconstructed versions published by the media on the content of the communication (including any reference to alleged threats of potential UEFA sanctions) are not true,” reads the club’s official page.
The story first broke in Spain with Relevo, when Real Madrid and Barcelona both received letters from new CEO Maurizio Scanavino informing them that Juve was withdrawing from the project. Diario AS then claimed that this was because UEFA was threatening to exclude Juventus from its tournaments for the next five years. This is part of a wider attempt by Juve’s new hierarchy to distance themselves from the Andrea Agnelli era, when the president and his entire board resigned a few months ago amid a scandal over financial irregularities.