Luis Figo, with Florentino Pérez and Alfredo Di Stéfano 20 years ago


Figo, about his exit of the Barcelona: I didn't trust in Gaspart

Published:18/10/2020 - 13:21h

Updated:18/10/2020 - 19:33h

The ex footballer Luis Figo spoke again of the moment in that he abandoned the FC Barcelona for signing by the Real Madrid, mentioning now to Joan Gaspart

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Luis Figo, leading of one of the most controversial signings of the history of the football, become when the ex Sporting of Lisbon left of the FC Barcelona with direction to the Real Madrid, went back to offer statements on the fateful movement. In this opportunity, did it for the program of Jorge Valdano, "Universe Valdano".

In his intervention, the exfutbolista traced back to the year 2000, moment in which his signing by the team "merengue" conceived thanks to the victory of Florentino Pérez for the presidency of the club. However, it admitted also that for when his representative signed the previous agreement with the one who keeps on being in the actuality president of the Real Madrid, did not know it personally.

"Gaspart Can promise me the moon, that to me is a person that does not say me at all"

"What knew were the news that went out, did not know to Florentino neither knew how was the subject of the elections in the Real Madrid. My representative, logical that signed a commitment with him, he wins and I have to take a decision of my future", highlighted Figo on the fact during the interview.

During this summer, Figo commissioned to announce him to the Catalan means that would continue in the FC Barcelona for the following season, since it was one of the captains of the group culé. However and, like the same player declared him to Valdano, "the things were advancing, went a full summer of informations and news and arrived a moment that I have to decide".

The election of Gaspart affected to Figo

As it is very known, the signing of Figo by the Real Madrid was, partly, conditioned by the election of Florentino Pérez, the one who finished winning the presidency and snatching him to the Barça to one of his best players. However, the electoral processes inside the breast of the Catalan picture also conditioned the decision of the ex Inter of Milan to leave to Madrid.

"In this period the candidate in the elections that goes to win in the Barcelona is Gaspart, but I of of Gaspart no me fío neither a peel. Can promise me the moon, that to me is a person that does not say me at all. So I decide to take the responsibility and come to the Madrid", puntualizó Figo in "Universe Valdano".

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