Tottenham have officially announced they are one of 12 clubs who have agreed to be part of a new European Super League.
In a statement released late on Sunday evening, Spurs revealed they have joined 11 other clubs from around Europe by forming the new competition.
The other clubs are AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Clubs who have enjoyed far more success than Tottenham in recent years – such as Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain – are perhaps conspicuous by their absence.
The confirmation did not go down well among many Spurs supporters on Twitter, despite club’s insistence that they “are committed to working with all stakeholders, particularly supporters, as plans for the competition develop.”
Three more founder clubs, currently unknown, are expected to participate in the competition, while a further five clubs will take part by qualifying.
Two groups consisting of 10 teams each will begin fixtures in August, playing for a place in the May final.
Tottenham’s statement goes on to reveal more financial details and quotes from other clubs’ owners – be sure to read the full thing here.
Check out some of the most displeased Spurs fan reactions from Twitter below.
— ?17 (@MPN1766) April 18, 2021
WITHDRAW FROM IT.
— Josh (@thfc_joshh) April 18, 2021
killing the beautiful game pic.twitter.com/nUalCFZHoX
— Joey? (@JoeyTHFC) April 18, 2021
— F?? (@FSpurss) April 18, 2021
Disgrace doesn’t come close. Disgusting.
— Emma Storey (@emmastorey81) April 18, 2021
You are an utter disgrace
— Spurs fan (@Debaser92) April 18, 2021
You all do an incredible job of making it difficult to continue to love the club week in and week out, but this is a new low. Shameful.
— Peyton Gravely (@jpgravely) April 18, 2021