ONE owner of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ is reportedly close to ‘putting his club up for sale’ over the European Super League farce.
The world of football recoiled late on Sunday when the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool announced they had signed up for a breakaway European league.
Furious fans protested outside the stadiums of the ‘Big Six’Credit: Reuters
But 48 hours later all six pulled out of the deal amid furious backlash from fans, former players and the press.
The owners of all six then released statements apologising for their actions.
Now, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, one money-man is ready to walk away.
He tweeted: “Owners beginning to sit up and take notice. Hearing one owner close to throwing the towel in and putting his club up for sale.”
Meanwhile the Premier League held a crisis meeting without the ‘Big Six’, where the remaining 14 clubs “unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans” for the rebel league.
The Super League shambles was condemned globally with fans joined by football execs and even politicians such as Boris Johnson and royalty in Prince William.
Chelsea fans protested before their game against BrightonCredit: Reuters
Fans were furious at the ill-conceived plansCredit: Reuters
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Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid followed the Premier League club’s lead on Wednesday morning, with AC Milan doing so in the early afternoon.
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli then admitted the ESL ‘cannot go on’.
Sources claimed Chelsea and Man City had been reluctant to sign up in the first place.
Tottenham supporters made their feelings perfectly clearCredit: Getty
With public fury clear, broadcasters including Amazon Prime, Sky and BT hastily distanced themselves from the Super League project.
SunSport has exclusively revealed that plans are in place for Celtic and Rangers to join an 18-team British top-flight after the European Super League crumbled.
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