Josep Maria Bartomeu states that the leak of Lionel Messi’s contract is a very serious matter’ that he has nothing to do with.
Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu denied revealing Lionel Messi’s contract details and maintains that Argentina’s captain deserves his eye-watering pay.
He told Esport3: “It’s a very serious issue and leaking professional contracts is illegal. Speaking on TV and making accusations is easy, but it’s not a joke and this will end up in court.”
Bartomeu added: ‘Leo deserves what he gets, by the way. In both technical and commercial grounds. Barcelona could comfortably account for those estimates without the pandemic.”