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PostSubject: Read this - Figo from Barqa to Real deal   Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:02 pm

Figo’s Barça-Madrid Secret Revealed

José Veiga, the former agent of Luis Figo, has exposed a startling fact behind the player’s hugely controversial move from Barcelona to arch nemesis, Real Madrid in 2000.

Veiga, who is currently the chairman of English League One side, Swindon Town has revealed how former Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez managed to pull off one of the biggest shocks in transfer history by snapping up Luis Figo from Barcelona for €65 million.

Accoring to Sport, Veiga disclosed that he had signed a pre-agreement with Pérez, who was running against Lorenzo Sanz for the club’s presidency then, to bring Figo to the Bernabéu.

He then claimed that the main reason he signed the document was to pressure Barcelona into accepting a contract improvement for the player, in addition to pocketing a handsome €3 million in commission.

What Veiga didn’t know at the time – other than the fact that Lorenzo Sanz would lose the elections and hand the reigns over to Pérez – was that as per the signed agreement, there was a €30 million exit fee attached should Veiga or Figo himself break the contract to join Los Blancos.

With Veiga trapped between a rock and a hard place, Figo then asked the agent: “What do we do now?” to which Veiga replied, “There are three options. One, you remain at Barça and pay the €30 million which you do not have, two, you don’t pay them and I go to jail, or three, you go to Real Madrid.”

Veiga believes that it is a similar tactic that current president Ramón Calderón is using to snatch Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United; making the player sign a deal with Los Merengues that includes a penalty clause that could cost the Portuguese millions should he break his end of the deal.
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PostSubject: Re: Read this - Figo from Barqa to Real deal   Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:51 pm

He was one of my favourite players in the world when he was at Barca (at the time they were, along with Lazio, my 2 favourite teams - I still support them offcourse).... but when he went to Madrid I could not believe it.... Crying or Very sad it was unbelievable! He was never the same player at the Bernabeu as he was at the Nou Camp!
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