Real Madrid president Florentino Perez continues to advocate for the European Super League project despite facing severe backlash from fans and clubs across the continent.
Los Blancos, along with Barcelona and Juventus are the only members remaining with the project after the debacle following the initial announcement of the project.
With UEFA and FIFA threatening sanctions against the clubs, if they go ahead with the project, the Super League clubs were eagerly waiting for the verdict from the Court of Justice of the European Union in hope that it could help them go ahead with the launch of the breakaway league.
However, the EU Advocate General has published his opinion on the matter of the Super League, insisting that UEFA and FIFA are well within their rights to ban clubs from participating in competitions organised by them if they are part of the rogue league.
“While the European Super League Company is free to create its own independent football competition outside of the UEFA and FIFA ecosystem, it cannot, in addition to creating that competition, continue to participate in football competitions organized by FIFA and UEFA without the prior authorization of these federations,” the statement from the Advocate General reads (h/t MARCA).
This move will be seen as a major win by UEFA and FIFA who have been against the European Super League project and have been threatening sanctions against clubs if they continue to push for the breakaway league.
As for the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, this development is certain to come as a major roadblock and it will be interesting to see how Florentino Perez & co. go about the project moving forward.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father:
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.