Football Leaks, the website that has revealed details of some of the biggest contracts in football, have announced that they are taking a break.
In what could well be a PR stunt in order to build interest, the online spies have confirmed that they will be taking a break until May 6, when they intend to release all the reasons behind their move on Der Spiegel.
“Dear followers,” they began on a post on their website.
“We decided to take a break. You can find the reasons next May 6 on Der Spiegel.
The site has been responsible for the disclosure of details of some of the most lucrative deals in football in recent times, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Memphis Depay and Eliaquim Mangala amongst their targets.
Wages, conditions of contracts and buy-out clauses have all been revealed in such deals and published on the internet to give public access to them.
While agents and other representatives continued to frantically try and root out the mole, it appears as though they will be given time to relax as the site contemplate their next move as it is unclear as to whether or not this could be their last post.
The Sun reported that a 27-year-old hacker by the name of Rui Pinto was guilty of gaining access to the contracts, with claims that he and his partner in crime blackmailed a string of clubs as they threatened to release further details and did so when their money didn’t arrive.