ADELTE Group refutes having agreed a project in China in relation to the signing of football player Paulinho Bezerra
It was reported by Grup14.com that there was something more than what meets the eye in Barcelona's signing of Paulinho Bezerra. Following that, Sportskeeda and a few other sites had written about the issue, referencing Grup14's theory.
However, ADELTE group, of which Josep Maria Bartomeu is the Managing Director, has clarified that there is no truth to the theory. Below is the statement issued by ADELTE Group in this regard:
"This media has published news accusing the ADELTE Group and its managing director Josep María Bartomeu of having agreed a project in China in relation to the signing of football player Paulinho Bezerra. This, however, is an absolute mistruth.
The ADELTE Group is not involved in any way in any project with the company Evergrande Group, a fact that was easily corroborated soon after verifying the news.
As a result of this, the ADELTE Group is exercising its legitimate right to demand rectification on the part of the journalists and media that disseminated and reiterated the false news, without prejudice to any legal actions the company may decide to take."