UEFA agreement for nine of 12 Super League clubs

UEFA has approved ‘reintegration measures’ for nine out of 12 Super League clubs, excluding Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

After an Emergency Panel discussed the possible sanctions of the Super League clubs, UEFA has released an official statement confirming nine clubs have submitted a ‘Club Commitment Declaration’.

Nine of the originally involved in the breakaway competition – including Milan and Inter – will have to pay €15m ‘to be used for the benefit of children, youth and grassroots football in local communities across Europe, including the UK’.

The clubs ‘will be subject to withholding of 5 per cent of the revenues they would have received from UEFA club competitions for one season, which will be redistributed’.

The clubs that have submitted the declaration are Arsenal, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Milan, Inter, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

President Aleksander Ceferin said the ‘measures announced are significant’ but praised the organisations who admitted ‘making a mistake’.

He also confirmed that UEFA will ‘subsequently deal with’ Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are still involved in the competition.

“I said at the UEFA Congress two weeks ago that it takes a strong organisation to admit making a mistake, especially in these days of trial by social media. These clubs have done just that,” Ceferin said in a statement.

“In accepting their commitments and willingness to repair the disruption they caused, UEFA wants to put this chapter behind it and move forward in a positive spirit.

“The measures announced are significant, but none of the financial penalties will be retained by UEFA. They will all be reinvested into youth and grassroots football in local communities across Europe, including the UK.

“These clubs recognised their mistakes quickly and have taken action to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football.

“The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called ‘Super League’ and UEFA will deal with those clubs subsequently.”

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