Manchester City and Chelsea have “doubts” over plans for the European Super League, and are the likeliest to pull out of the competition, according to the Guardian.
With the Citizens, in particular, not needing any cash from the tournament, they were likely the most hesitant about signing up, and some supporters on Twitter are hoping they will back down:
— Rupert Kudelka (@RupertKudelka14) April 20, 2021
I have my faith in city 😍 I know they love fans
— joshpoll (@joshpoll6) April 20, 2021
They lie bad, that owners are business men they didn’t buy the teams just for buying sake, they bought them with business ideas
— Ohenenana Akwasi Agyapong (@akwasikama) April 20, 2021
oy, @ManCity do the U turn! it’s not too late! let the pressure fuel you to do the U turn.
— Eugen (@eugen_gicu) April 20, 2021
Not going to happen. Whatever the concessions of some people is. The Super League will go on.
— Jacob, LL.M. (@Achillaes) April 20, 2021
— Isaac (@lsaacMCFC) April 20, 2021
Its not gonna going to happen before fifa and uefa keep their head down. Fifa and uefa are so arrogant. They never wanna hear about the clubs, players and coaches voices. They only care about money. If they really care about foorball,, they have to try to talk with them
— sentosabahari (@sentosabahari8) April 20, 2021
City are still alive here…
— Benjenden (@Benjenden4) April 20, 2021
The Guardian goes on to claim that fewer than half of the 12 clubs signed up for the Super League are “fanatics” and will resist any attempt to scupper the plans.
However, the same report says they have been informed by other sources that there are no guarantees that any team will back away from the proposals.
With Real Madrid president Florentino Perez having confirmed that the clubs have all signed legally binding contracts, it appears any hope of a climb down from City or any other team is optimistic at this stage.