The man to be slaughtered. At the head of the White House since 2009, after a first term between 2000 and 2006, Florentino Pérez, who was re-elected president on April 13, is living through difficult days. The 74-year-old man is attacked from all sides. At European level, its sling led with eleven other clubs for the creation of a Super League did not pass at all in the eyes of UEFA, which threatened to dismiss recalcitrant clubs, and other European heavyweights like PSG. And if the project fell through in 48 hours, since the majority of the teams gave up the affair, Pérez, him, does not give up and still believes in it.
Threats after the Super League project
More ESPN revealed on July 5 that the Premier League bosses had asked the boss of Casa Blanca to permanently bury this Super League on pain of criminal action against him. At the initiative of this project, Florentino Pérez could therefore be legally attacked, he who would have a period until the beginning of August to put an end to all this. Then it will be settled in court. A case that would go well for the native of Madrid, who is also experiencing a major crisis with his club.
Beyond the sporting aspect, since the Merengues are coming out of a white season, the president had to manage the departure of his trainer Zinedine Zidane, who pointed the finger at him in an open letter where he explained that he lacked support from him. But Florentino Pérez assured that he did not believe that the Frenchman could have written these words. The president also had to face another major departure: that of Sergio Ramos. Discussions around his contract extension were unsuccessful for lack of agreement and the defender joined PSG free. What is not necessarily passed with the supporters, attached to SR4.
A transfer window and management singled out against the backdrop of the financial crisis
Like the Spaniard, Raphaël Varane is also starting, which does not help the business of the Madrid leader who wanted to make him Ramos’ successor. In the midst of this issue, while the Frenchman is discussing with Manchester United, Pérez, who is facing worried or even reassembled supporters, must manage a transfer window that is slowing down. The degreasing does not go as quickly as hoped. Especially since the club is facing a financial crisis. Yesterday he announced that the club had experienced a drop in revenue estimated at € 300m, to which “We must add the loss of new income that could have been achieved in the absence of the pandemic” between March 2020 and June 30, 2021.
Real Madrid then clarified that “The club goes from a net debt of 240 million euros for the 2019/2020 season to 46 million for the 2020/2021 season”. In financial red, the residents of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium must sell and quickly. Recruiting will also be very complicated, they who have freely welcomed David Alaba. A major concern therefore for President Merengue. A president is experiencing other problems in recent days. Since Tuesday, The confidential publishes the contents of audio files captured from 2006, that is to say a few months after his resignation before coming back to it three months later.
Reassembled, he had let go at the time on many personalities of the Madrid team such as Iker Casillas, who took it for his rank.“He’s not Real Madrid’s goalkeeper, what do you want me to tell you. He is not. He never was. It was the biggest mistake we made. What happens is that the … (recording is interrupted) they like him, they want to talk to him … I don’t know. They defend it so much … But, hey, it’s one of the big scams ”. Raul, whom he treated “scam“and whom he accused of being at the origin of his departure, received the same treatment.
The next day, Wednesday, the extracts concerning CR7 were unveiled. ” He is crazy. This guy is an idiot, a sick man. You think this guy is normal, but he’s not normal, otherwise he wouldn’t do everything he does. The last stupid thing he did, that everyone saw… Why do you think he did this stupid thing? “ His agent, Jorge Mendes, and José Mourinho (2010-2013) also received heavy tackles. Ditto for Vicente Del Bosque (1999-2003). “He’s a jerk. He has never coached, nor does he know how to coach. He does not know how to manage, he does not know anything about tactics (…) He does not know anything ”.
Fabio Coentrão was also targeted: “Another one who has nothing in his head and Madrid eats these guys. Right now he’s doing shit and Mourinho is an idiot… It’s not that he doesn’t want to play… Well, he’s a bit of a moron. He drives without a license … Having said that, he was overwhelmed by the pressure, because he is ill. But the other doesn’t care if he’s sick because it kills him ”. This Thursday, The confidential released the fifth part of the recordings, captured between March 2007 and October 2012. And it is just as compromising for the man who usually has a speech posed in public. This time, we can hear Pérez paying the press and certain journalists and putting pressure on them.
Florentino Pérez and Real Madrid counterattack
In the turmoil, the president of Real Madrid decided to defend himself on Tuesday via a press release published on the official website of his club. “Following the information published in El Confidencial, in which there are sentences attributed to me, I believe that it is necessary to clarify certain things. The sentences reproduced are spoken in conversations secretly recorded by Mr. José Antonio Abellán, who has been trying to sell them unsuccessfully for many years. It is now surprising that, despite the time that has elapsed, the newspaper El Confidencial publishes them today ”.
He then added: they are isolated sentences taken from conversations and taken out of the general context in which they are inscribed. If they are released today, after so many years have passed since these conversations took place, I see it as a response to my participation as one of the promoters of the Super League. I have handed the matter over to my lawyers who are studying the possible actions to be taken. Ready to counter-attack, the Iberian boss and Real Madrid have stepped up to the plate again this Thursday, after the publication of the fifth part.
José Antonio Abellán, the journalist who had the tapes in his possession, is clearly targeted. “Onda Cero reveals that Abellán had a meeting in 2011 with the vice-president of Real Madrid Eduardo Fernández de Blas, at the restaurant Combarro, during which he blackmailed him by asking him for 10 million euros to do disappear illegal and manipulated audio recordings ”. In the midst of the crisis, Real Madrid must therefore manage this unfortunate affair. Which does not help a Florentino Pérez who had already made many enemies in recent months.
The Onda Cero Transistor reveals that Abellán had a meeting in 2011 with the vice president of the RM, Eduardo Fernández de Blas, at the Combarro restaurant, in which he blackmailed him by asking for € 10 million to make illegally and manipulated recorded audios disappear .— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) July 15, 2021
Source: Foot Mercato : Info Transferts Football – Actu Foot Transfert by www.footmercato.net.
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