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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Reacts to Leaked Audio Clips

Ali Shibil Roshan
Florentino Perez
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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed what he said in the audio clips that were leaked have been 'taken out of the wider context'.

'El Confidencial' had published quotes that Perez made in 2006, where he was critical of club legends Iker Casillas and Raul Gonzalez, even calling them 'two biggest Real Madrid frauds'.

Perez believes the releasing of audio clips several years after it was made owes to his 'involvement as one of the driving forces behind the Super League'.

"Following the article published by El Confidencial that features comments that I have been credited as having made, I believe that it is important to clarify that:" Perez said in a statement released on the Real Madrid website.

"The published quotes were part of conversations secretly recorded by Mr José Antonio Abellán, who has been trying to sell the recordings for many years without any success. I find it surprising that they have been published today by El Confidencial, despite the time that has elapsed.

"They are isolated quotes that were part of conversations and have been taken out of the wider context in which they were made.

"I understand that the fact that they have been published now, so many years on from the time the conversations took place, owes to my involvement as one of the driving forces behind the Super League.

"I have placed the matter in the hands of my lawyers, who are examining the course of action to be taken."