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Barcelona release statement after Messi contract demands leak – Sport News

Barcelona have released a statement after the latest leaks in El Mundo relating to Lionel Messi’s contract negotiations in 2020.

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It broke on Wednesday details of PSG attacker Messi’s contract demands before his infamous burofax transfer demand.

The club expressed its “indignation” and warned that they were seeking legal advice related to the issue.

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“In relation to the information published today in El Mundo under the title ‘Barça Leaks, the club’s secret files part 1’, FC Barcelona expresses its indignation at the intentional leaking of information that is part of a legal process. The club regrets that the media in question boasts of having ‘access to a huge amount of documents and e-mails that are part of the Barçagate investigation’ when this information is yet to be shared.

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“In any case, the article in question makes public documents that have nothing to do with the ongoing case and their use is an affront to the reputation and confidentiality of the club. For that reason, and with the aim of protecting FC Barcelona’s rights, the club’s legal department are studying the legal measures that need to be taken.”

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