UEFA are set to meet later this week to discuss the possibility of kicking City, United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid out of the Champions League and Europa League respectively with immediate effect.
There’s hope that the threat of serious punishments will force clubs into a rethink but now Perez has sensationally claimed nobody can opt out of the agreement, meaning the European Super League looks set to go ahead.
“The contract of the Super League is binding,” he told El Chiringuito TV.
And when asked about UEFA coming down on those involved by booting them out of current competitions, Perez added: “Don’t worry, this will not happen.
“They won’t be banned if they join the Super League.
“Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea, and the other clubs of the Super League will not be banned from the Champions League or domestic leagues, 100 per cent. I’m sure. Impossible.”
He also admitted that he is considering reducing the duration of matches, meaning they may no longer last 90 minutes.
So far, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have signed up while Sevilla rejected the proposal.
Italian giants Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan have also agreed to join while impressively, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain stood firm and declined to participate.
“Together we have lost 5 billion (euros),” he said. “In two seasons Madrid have lost 400 million.”
“When you have no income other than television, you say that the solution is to make more attractive matches that fans from all over the world can see with all the big clubs and we came to the conclusion that if instead of having a Champions League we have a Super League we would be able to alleviate what we have lost.”
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