Audios stolen from the Spanish soccer federation by hackers revealed Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué helped to barter a 24 million euros ($25.9 million) fee to take the Spanish Tremendous Cup to Saudi Arabia.
The federation modified the format of the Tremendous Cup in 2020, making a “Last 4” and transferring the competitors to Saudi Arabia as a part of a deal that was reportedly value 40 million euros per event for the federation.
Piqué’s Kosmos group can be paid 4 million euros per event by the Saudi organizers for negotiating the six-year settlement, based on El Confidencial newspaper, which launched the audios on Monday.
Piqué mentioned within the audios that the cash can be divided between the golf equipment, and the federation would maintain about six million euros.
The federation advised El Confidencial there was nothing unlawful in what was mentioned within the audios or within the negotiations, and the small print of the deal had already been launched.
When the settlement was first introduced, federation president Luis Rubiales mentioned they might not pay any fee to Piqué.
The federation acquired a variety of criticism from human rights teams on the time for its choice to play in Saudi Arabia.
The Tremendous Cup needed to be performed in Spain once more in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The discharge of the audios got here just a few days after the federation mentioned it was focused by hackers who additionally stole emails, textual content messages and paperwork involving its high officers.
The federation mentioned it believed the data was provided anonymously to media retailers in Spain. It mentioned it requested authorities to analyze.
Additionally, Rubiales is accused of creating some derogatory remarks about Atlético Madrid in among the audios.