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Barcelona Threaten Action Against Newspaper El Mundo For Broadcasting £492m Contract Leak

 

"FC Barcelona completely rejects any obligation for the distribution of this report, and will make a proper lawful move against the paper El Mundo, for any harm that might be caused because of this distribution."

 

Barcelona have denied spilling subtleties of Lionel Messi's agreement - which is allegedly worth up to €555m (£492m) more than four seasons - and have taken steps to sue the paper answerable for its distribution.

 

Spain's El Mundo paper said it approached the archive Messi endorsed with the Catalan club in 2017, which included fixed earnings and additional items that could reach almost €138m (£122m) each season, which the distribution claims is the most costly agreement ever paid to a competitor.

 

Barcelona, who have been driven by a guardian board since president Josep Maria Bartomeu surrendered in October while confronting a no-certainty movement in front of new official races on March 7, said they uphold Messi and would make a move against the paper.

 

"Considering the data distributed today in the paper El Mundo, corresponding to the expert agreement endorsed between FC Barcelona and the player Lionel Messi, the club laments its distribution given that it is a private archive represented by the guideline of secrecy between the gatherings," a club articulation said.

 

"FC Barcelona completely rejects any obligation for the distribution of this archive, and will make a fitting lawful move against the paper El Mundo, for any harm that might be caused because of this distribution.

 

"FC Barcelona communicates its total help for Lionel Messi, particularly notwithstanding any endeavor to ruin his picture, and to harm his relationship with the substance where he has attempted to turn into the best part on the planet and in football history."


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