The leak of Lionel Messi’s contract, Josep Maria Bartomeu claims, is ‘a really serious problem’ about which he has nothing to do.
He told Esport3: “It’s a very serious issue and it’s totally illegal to leak professional contracts.
“Speaking on TV and making accusations is easy, but it’s not a joke and this will end up in court.”
So, the former Barcelona president has denied disclosing the contract specifics of Lionel Messi.
Instead, he insists the captain of Argentina deserves his eye-watering pay.
Bartomeu added: “By the way, Leo deserves what he earns. Both for professional and commercial reasons. Without the pandemic, Barcelona could easily pay those figures.”