The ‘Big Six’ Premier League clubs will be handed additional fines from the Premier League for their role European Super League project, according to reports.
On Friday, the 12 rebel clubs were told by UEFA to make a combined donation of £13million to grassroots charities and also hand over five per cent of their European competition revenue for one season start from the 2023-24 season.
The English sides – consisting of London sides Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, the two Manchester clubs and Liverpool – also pledged allegiance to UEFA and the European Club Association along with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.
The ‘Big Six’ clubs will receive more Super League fines from the Premier League, say reports
UEFA handed out financial sanctions to the breakaway clubs on Friday as part of an agreement
But according to the Daily Telegraph, the Premier League will continue to provide financial sanctions on the Big Six sides, who all removed themselves from the project 48 hours after signing up last month.
UEFA have already threatened the nine English sides who have agreed to the governing body’s demands with a £86million fine should they attempt a similar breakaway league-style project again.
Speaking about the deal with the nine European sides, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: ‘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.
The Premier League will reportedly come down harshly on the six breakaway English clubs
‘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.
‘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.’
The ownerships at Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham have all made public declarations stating that those running the clubs will be responsible for any financial sanctions, and that the money will not come out of the club itself.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin oversaw a Club Commitment Declaration on Friday
Arsenal director Josh Kroenke, who helps the running of the club with his father Stan of Kroenke Sports Enterintament, said in a fans forum last month: ‘To confirm, KSE are covering all outside costs related to the ESL.’
‘Leadership is about recognising when you are wrong, correcting and apologising. It was never our intention to harm English football, we can talk Financial Fair Play, about racism, but for football pyramid stability we need to ensure we are maximising revenue. But we went about it the wrong way on this occasion.’
Tottenham, meanwhile, issued a statement that read: ‘Any fines will be the responsibility of the owners.’
Only three clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus – have failed to both renounce the Super League and come to the same agreement with UEFA, who are expected to punish the European trio ‘appropriately’.