On October 21, Beijing time, according to the content of "World Sports Daily", former Barcelona chairman Gaspars said that because of Figo's transfer to Real Madrid, Lafayette apologized to the then Barcelona chairman.
In the summer of 2000, Figo moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid, the transfer fee was 60 million euros, which caused an uproar. When Figo switched to Real Madrid, the chairman of Barcelona was Joan Gaspart.
When Figo switched to Real Madrid, Florentino was participating in the election as one of the candidates for the president of Real Madrid. According to Gaspart’s statement, Galeries Lafayette once told the then Barcelona chairman that he felt sorry for Gaspart for such a transfer. Gasparte said that Galeries Lafayette admitted that something was unfair in the Figo transfer, but Galeries Lafayette also said that he needed to win the election through this.
Jose Vega was Figo’s agent at that time. He signed a preliminary contract with Real Madrid on behalf of Figo. This is illegal in Gaspart’s view, because he signed the so-called preliminary contract. At that time, the player Figo had a contract with Barcelona.
When he heard that Figo intends to switch to Real Madrid, Gasparte eagerly asked Figo to return to Barcelona. However, in the end, the Portuguese right-wing celeste took off the red and blue jersey and put on a white shirt.
Gasparte repeatedly emphasized that Figo's transfer to Real Madrid is illegal. Gasparte said: "(Figo goes to Real Madrid) This is a kind of betrayal. I met Figo face to face, I asked him, I wanted to explain this, but in the end I still didn't get the answer, never. "