Former Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has spoken out about the impact of forward Lionel Messi’s contract on the Catalan club.
“Messi is not destroying Barça. The club earns a billion euros and can afford such a salary,” said Mestre to AS.
“In addition, Messi is helping the club’s revenues. Those who say Messi is destroying Barça either have no idea what they are talking about or are acting with bad intentions.”
About the leak itself, he said: “I don’t understand why the contract has been leaked online if it was signed three years ago. The only people who have access to it are those who hold it and the lawyers.
“Messi has reason to be unhappy, he has a right to be.”