Piqué recants in the ‘Rubiales case’

09/18/2023 at 11:12


Gerard Piquéformer Barcelona player, has sent a letter to the judge investigating his secret dealings with the former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubialesas reported The confidential.

In the document, the former Barcelona footballer retracts some statements in which he said that the Federation He hired him to negotiate the sale of the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia.

The president of Andorra He now claims that his words were misinterpreted and that he was not referring to an agreement with his company, Kosmoswith the RFEF, but to the commitment signed only with the Arabs.

However, the information and recordings published by El Confidencial show that Pique played a relevant role in the agreement between the Rubiales Federation and the authorities of the Asian country, which was finally ratified in a contract dated September 11, 2019 and for which his company received payment Saudi Arabia 24 million euros in commission.

This document, which is included in the summary on the sale of the rights of the Super Cup to Saudi Arabia that is being instructed by the head of the Court of Instruction number 4 of Majadahonda (Madrid), included the company as commission agent Kosmos Football SLowned by the former Blaugrana player.

Furthermore, the same bank account that Pique used to pay the place to the Spanish Federation for FC Andorra served so that the signature of the former FC Barcelona player received a total of 11,999,000 euros from the Saudi company Sela since December 18, 2019. Also Rubiales He obtained an important benefit from the contract with the Arab country, since as of 2020 (subject to a favorable agreement from the assembly) the variable part of his salary became dependent on income. totals of the RFEF and not only those linked to sponsorships.

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