Josep Bartomeu: Barcelona president accused of corruption scandal amid talks with Messi

Josep Bartomeu: Barcelona president accused of corruption scandal amid talks with Messi

- Josep Bartomeu has been accused of corruption which is a big mess for him

- The 57-year-old is said to be benefiting from secret deal with the club's money

- Bartomeu is currently trying to keep Lionel Messi this summer at Nou Camp

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Josep Bartomeu who is the president of Spanish side Barcelona has reportedly been accused of corruption by Catalan police in another unpalatable development at the Nou Camp.

This latest development is coming in at the time when the 57-year-old Spaniard is battling to keep Barcelona captain Lionel Messi this summer.

There have been reports that Lionel Messi could be leaving Barcelona this summer or at the end of his remaining one year contract.

Allegations of corruption is said to have been made against Josep Bartomeu according to the report on UK Sun citing Spanish outlet El Mundo.

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Barcelona's decision to have hired social media agency known as 13 Ventures to monitor their online activity is said to have masterminded the problem for Bartomeu.

It is reported that the Spanish side paid up to 600 per cent above the usual fee for the company's services.

The percentage of money said to have been paid above the agreed fee was said to be going directly to the account of Josep Bartomeu.

Investigation is still said to be going on and Josep Bartomeu may be banned from football or possible jail terms if found guilty.

Josep Bartomeu accused of corruption scandal amid talks with Lionel Messi

Josep Bartomeu accused of corruption scandal amid talks with Lionel Messi (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Jorge who is the father and agent of football legend Lionel Messi has reportedly confirmed that his star son will remain at Barcelona until the end of the 2020/21 League season in Europe.

This latest development will be a great one for all Barcelona fans considering how their minds have been troubled when Lionel Messi handed the Catalans a transfer request.

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Lionel Messi did that after the club's defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League losing 8-2 which sent them out of the competition.

Defeat against Bayern Munich remains Barcelona's heaviest loss ever in history and it caused trouble at the Camp Nou.

Manager Setien was kicked out by Barcelona chiefs who were angry with the result against Bayern Munich and hired Ronald Koeman.

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