Fans backlashed the 12 founding members of the super league for creating the league out of greed and with the contract leaked , it’s clear as to why Barcelona and Real Madrid are still yet to pull out.
Some details of the contract include Barcelona and Real Madrid both receiving an extra €60million (£52m) each more than their rivals, the right for each club to exclusively broadcast a number of matches and a £130m fee for those wishing to withdraw from the competition.
One area of the contract is titled ‘Additional compensation for the first 2 seasons of the Super League competition’.
It goes on to say: ‘Barcelona and Real Madrid will be paid the additional fixed amount of €60m (£52m) each, payable in two equal instalments.
‘For this purpose, at the end of the first Super League season and at the end of the second Super League season, they will be paid €30m (£26m) each.’
Another part of the contract says that Super League clubs ‘will have the right to show four of their regular season games live per season “exclusively” on “core club platforms”‘, such as their website, club mobile application and TV channel.
One page shows that of the 15 founder clubs – which is the original 12 plus Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, who were all due to be invited – AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Dortmund and Inter Milan would receive a smaller share of the initial ‘infrastructure grant amount’.
Arsenal, Bayern, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Man United, PSG, Real Madrid and Tottenham were due to earn 7.7 per cent of the initial payment given to founder members.
The other four teams were only due to bring in 3.8 per cent of that figure.
However, perhaps the most important figure leaked in the contracts is the ‘break-up fee’ that could come into play now the majority of the founder clubs have pulled out.
It says that clubs who pull out of the Super League face a ‘£130million’ penalty fee, which would be a huge blow to the six Premier League clubs and others who have withdrawn their support.
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