According to RAC1, Messi’s lawyers will open a criminal investigation into Bartomeu, Carles Tusquets and three other club figures over the El Mundo contract leak.
Lionel Messi is going to great lengths to find out who was responsible for leaking private information about his Barcelona contract to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, which last Sunday published details about the player’s staggering €138 million-a-year deal at Camp Nou.
According to a report by Catalan radio channel RAC1, the Barcelona captain’s lawyers are looking to open a criminal investigation into the five figures who were entrusted with the full details of his contract – former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, former vice-president Jordi Mestre, current CEO Óscar Grau, current legal head Román Gómez Puntí, and current president of the management commission, Carles Tusquets.
Messi’s lawyers consider these five figures to be the only ones who would have had the ability to obtain all the information about his contract that were supplied to El Mundo. As a result, Messi’s lawyers will open criminal proceeding against the five men on the grounds that some or all of them were “necessary collaborators” in the leak.