PSG, Bayern, Dortmund invited to join European Super League; Bayern issue official statement

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge-Bayern Munich

Florentino Perez claimed that the trio wasn’t invited to the new breakaway league.

PSG, Bayern Munich and Dortmund have opted against joining European Super League, a new breakaway league announced on Monday, with Real Madrid’s President Florentino Perez, also the chairman of the new league stating that the trio wasn’t invited to join.

However, a recent report claims that PSG, Bayern and Dortmund were requested to join the new breakaway league, contrary to Perez’s statement.

Perez said: PSG were not invited, as of today. We haven’t even spoken to German clubs. We are now 12 clubs, we want to become 15 clubs. If PSG and Bayern Munich refuse, the Super League competition will not be cancelled.

Recent report details: The SLCo BoD (Super League Company Board of Directors) shall, as soon as practicable after this date of Agreement, offer each of the three following clubs (each of them being a proposed Additional Founder) the possibility to, within, in the case of:

Paris Saint Germain FC, fourteen calendar days on the date of which the relevant proposal is sent.

‘FC Bayern Munich, thirty calendar days on the date of which the relevant proposal is sent.

‘Borussia Dortmund, thirty calendar days on the date of which the relevant proposal is sent.’

The new breakaway competition has been subject to more criticism, with half of the footballing fraternity and the non-participants showing their disapproval.

Dortmund showed their remonstrance by releasing a statement, which read, 

“The members of the European Club Association (ECA) board got together for a virtual conference on Sunday evening and confirmed that the board decision of last Friday is still valid.

“This decision means that the clubs want to implement the planned reform of the UEFA Champions League. It was the clear opinion of the members of the ECA board that the plans to found a Super League were rejected.”

In addition, Bayern CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge, who endorses the Champions League, showed his objection against the Super League through an official statement.

“FC Bayern has not been involved in the plans for creating a Super League. We are convinced that the current structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation. FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe they are the right step to take for the development of European football. The modified group stage will contribute to an increase in excitement and the emotional experience in the competition.”

“I do not believe the Super League will solve the financial problems of European clubs that have arisen as result of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather, all clubs in Europe should work in solidarity to ensure that the cost structure, especially players’ salaries and agents’ fees, are brought in line with revenues, to make all of European football more rational.”