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Ajax, Feyenoord, Marseille deny wanting to join Super League after Barcelona president’s statement

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Earlier today, Barcelona president Joan Laporta gave a detailed interview on RAC1, during which he discussed a variety of topics, including the European Super League project.

As things stand, Barça and Real Madrid stand as the only two teams backing the breakaway league. But Laporta insisted that there were many clubs willing to join the project right away, even going on to name 13 such teams.

When asked about the teams interested in joining the Super League, Laporta said: “Inter, AC Milan, Napoli, AS Roma, any team in La Liga except Atletico Madrid, which has another position, Marseille, the three Portuguese sides Benfica, Sporting and Porto, the three Dutch teams Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV and two Belgians, Anderlecht and Bruges.”

Three more clubs deny Laporta’s claims

Following Laporta’s statements, AS Roma have issued an official statement clarifying that they do not want to have anything to do with the Super League project.

Now, three more clubs – Ajax, Feyenoord, and Olymique Marseille, have come forward and made their stance clear about the Super League, denying Laporta’s version about them being open to joining the project.

Laporta’s statements being denied by clubs. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP/Getty Images)

Starting off, the Ajax Supporters Association issued a statement after consulting with the club on the matter, insisting that the claims made by Laporta were ‘unjustified’ and came as a surprise.

“Inquiries at the club reveal that Ajax never discussed this with Laporta, let alone agreed. Ajax is completely surprised by this unjustified claim.”

Ajax’s fellow Eredivisie side, Feyenoord, also issued a statement, branding the comments as ‘total nonsense’.

“Feyenoord is very surprised by reports in international media that the club has agreed to participate in the so-called Super League. This is total nonsense.”

Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille have also clarified their stance with a statement that read (h/t RMC Sport): “Pablo Longoria already spoke publicly on December 21, and the club’s position has not changed.”

Back in December, Longoria, the Marseille president, had said: “On the question of Super League and OM, I want to deny it completely. I think that having three or four competitions organised by so many different organisers is a disaster for football.”

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