European Super League exodus continues as Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid follow Premier League exits

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Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have become the latest founder members to withdraw from the controversial European Super League.

The duo follow the lead of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, who all began procedures to pull out of the plans on a night of high drama on Tuesday.

“FC Internazionale Milano confirm that the club is no longer part of the Super League project,” Serie A leaders Inter said in a statement on Wednesday morning.

"We are always committed to giving fans the best football experience; innovation and inclusion are part of our DNA since our foundation. Our engagement with all stakeholders to improve the football industry will never change.

"Inter believes that football, like every sector of activity, must have an interest in constantly improving its competitions, to keep on exciting fans of all ages around the world, within a framework of financial sustainability.

"With this vision, we look forward to carry on working together with institutions and all stakeholders for the future of the sport we all love."

Atletico, who currently sit top of Spain’s LaLiga, had said just minutes before in their own statement: “The Atletico de Madrid Board of Directors, meeting this Wednesday morning, has decided to formally communicate to the Superliga and the rest of the founding clubs its decision not to finally formalize its adherence to the project.

“Atletico de Madrid made the decision last Monday to join this project in response to circumstances that no longer exist today.

“For the club, harmony is essential between all the groups that make up the Rojiblanca family, especially our fans.

“The first-team squad and their coach have shown their satisfaction with the club’s decision, understanding that sporting merits must prevail over any other criteria.”

The initial withdrawal of the six Premier League clubs led to the Super League announcing that they would “reshape” their plans, while Super League founder and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has since admitted that the competition can no longer happen.

Only Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan still remain at the time of writing.

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