Gary Neville wants Florentino Perez to fine clubs £100m for European Super League exit
Gary Neville is hoping that the Premier League’s Big Six will be handed hefty fines by Florentino Perez after backtracking on plans to join a European Super League.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have bowed to pressure from supporters in withdrawing from the league where they had been part of 12 founding clubs.
Although the decision to withdraw has seen Super League chairman Florentino Perez promising to reevaluate plans, there have been calls to punish those involved.
While Jamie Carragher believes life at Liverpool for FSG could become very difficult after they went behind the backs of players, staff and fans, Neville has called for a punishment.
However, former England defender Neville has called for Perez to be the one to dish out fines of £100m, adding that he hopes clauses were placed in the initial deals that were signed.
He told Sky Sports on Tuesday evening: “Quite incredible. I had large concern waking up yesterday morning thinking as a United fan that Joel Glazer had put his name on a statement.
“You think about what they went through during the takeover of Manchester United.
“They withstood a barrage of abuse. They went through it, it didn’t bother them and you thought ‘it’s going to be difficult for them to back down’.”
Before adding: “Manchester City have enacted their withdrawal procedure, Chelsea are on the way – it’s done, it’s finished.
“They’ll have their PR teams and comms teams scrambling around now, trying to make this look as lovely as possible in the next 24 hours, working out the right time to withdraw.
“[Florentino] Perez might have them on a £100m fine – I hope so! I hope Perez has them on a massive fine to withdraw the lot of them.
“I hope they end up eating each other.”