And Spanish media reported on recordings of Perez talking badly about Iker Casillas, one of the legends of the royal team, describing him as a selfish person.
In a statement, the Real Madrid president said: “Commenting on the news published by the newspaper (El Confidencial), which presents a set of statements attributed to me,” I think it is necessary to clarify the following:
- The published statements came from conversations secretly recorded by Mr. Jose Antonio Abellan, who tried to sell them for many years without success, I find it surprising that El Confidencial newspaper publishes them today despite the time that has passed.
- These are isolated sayings quoted from conversations within a wide context.
- To publish those words now, many years after those conversations, is due, in my view, to my involvement as one of the promoters of the European Premier League.
- I put the matter in the hands of lawyers who are considering what action to take.
Perez is constantly facing criticism for not sticking to the club’s symbols and allowing them to leave the royal team without honoring or appreciating their long career with Real Madrid, most recently Sergio Ramos, who moved to Paris Saint-Germain.