Man City to follow Chelsea in quitting Super League

Manchester City are set to withdraw from the European Super League.

News surfaced around plans for the breakaway tournament on Sunday, with widespread criticism immediately following from supporters, pundits, players and clubs around the world.

The plans involved 12 of the biggest sides in Europe taking part, including Man City, Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal from the Premier League, La Liga clubs Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, and Serie sides Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

Amid fan protests outside Stamford Bridge, The Independent understands that Chelsea are preparing to back out of the competition this evening, with their team set to take on Brighton in the Premier League tonight.

Similar reports around the involvement of Man City have now followed.

City coach Pep Guardiola spoke out against The Super League earlier today, saying in a press conference: “Sport is not a sport when the relationship between effort and success does not exist.

“It is not a sport if you can’t lose. It’s not fair if a team fights to get to the top and success is only guaranteed for some clubs.”

This evening, City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne took to Twitter to express his opposition to the competition, too.

“With all events that [have] been happening the last few days maybe this is the good moment for everybody to come together and try [to] work for a solution,” the Belgium international wrote.

More follows.

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