By Fergal MacErlean •
Published: 18 Apr 2022 • 11:56
Credit: @BarcaUniversal, Twitter
In an exclusive published on Monday, April 18, El Confidential revealed details of the pact, including audio conversations.
It has been revealed that the RFEF president Luis Rubiales signed a contract that guaranteed them €40 million euros for each edition of the Supercopa held in Saudi Arabia, while Kosmos would take €4m euros for each tournament held over a six-year period, adding up to €24m euros in total.
In one of these recordings, Pique responded to Rubiales’ suggestion that Real Madrid wouldn’t play outside of Spain for anything less than €8m euros.
“If it’s about money and [Real Madrid] would go for €8m euros, then they get paid €8m euros and Barcelona get paid €8m euros too, then the others get paid €2m euros and €1m euros,” Pique said.
“That’s €19m euros and you, the federation, keep €6m euros.
“We could even push Saudi Arabia for more, saying that if not then Real Madrid might not come.
“Rather than you hosting in it Spain where you won’t even make €3m euros, think about this,” Pique adds in the recording.
Pique, 35, has been involved in the organisation of Spain´s Supercopa, one of a few business ventures in which he has been accused of treading close to a conflict of interest.
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