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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid publish statement about leaked audios from Florentino Perez

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The club issued an statement on the official website.

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Real Madrid have published a statement written by president Florentino Perez about the leaked audios published today on El Confidencial. In those audios, Perez has strong words and criticism for club legends Iker Casillas and Raul Gonzalez.

Here’s the statement from Perez:
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:

- 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.
Source: Realmadrid.com