Josep Maria Bartomeu: 'We will defend our club'
The president of FC Barcelona strongly states that the accusation is false and that the Club will defend itself with all its resources against those who accuse it of such practices. During his speech at the awards ceremony for the International Sporting Journalism Award given to Jorge Valdano, Bartomeu was firm in his reply: “In first place, and so that no-one is left in any doubt, Barça has not contracted any services to disparage neither players, nor politicians nor former presidents. It is completely false. We will defend ourselves wherever necessary via all means at our disposal against anyone who accuses of such practices.”