The other 14 Premier clubs have united in their rejection of the proposed Super League.
The Premier League has released a statement laying out its position and confirming the unanimous rejection of the mooted European Super League that would see the other six Premier League clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur – join the league as founder members.
The statement, released on Tuesday afternoon, amounted to a unanimous rejection of the league, with the organisation stating that it will consider “all options available” to oppose the proposed breakaway league and protect the integrity of English football’s top flight.
The statement read:
“The Premier League, alongside The FA, met with clubs today to discuss the immediate implications of the Super League proposal.
“The 14 clubs at the meeting unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans for the competition.
“The Premier League is considering all actions available to prevent it from progressing, as well as holding those Shareholders involved to account under its rules.
“The League will continue to work with key stakeholders including fan groups, Government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to protect the best interests of the game and call on those clubs involved in the proposed competition to cease their involvement immediately.
“The Premier League would like to thank fans and all stakeholders for the support they have shown this week on this significant issue.
“The reaction proves just how much our open pyramid and football community means to people.”