Real Madrid will appear as a private accusation against Barça in the ‘Negreira Case’

The statement from Real Madrid warns that “Given the seriousness of the accusations made by the Barcelona Prosecutor’s Office against FC Barcelona and two of its presidents due to the well-founded suspicions of corruption and his relations with the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees, José María Enríquez Negreira, the president has urgently summoned the Board of Directors tomorrow Sunday March 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm, in order to decide the actions that Real Madrid deems appropriate in relation to this matter”.

Florentino Pérez and Real Madrid have so far maintained a silence that was beginning to be uncomfortable for Real Madrid fans because it had become a lifeline for the blaugranas, with whom the whites go hand in hand in the Superiga project. The hypothetical collapse of Barcelona due to this scandal, with an improbable relegation to Segunda, would mean the final straw for this competition led by Florentino, now that the English clubs have distanced themselves and view it with suspicion after the arrival of buyers from the Persian Gulf and the United States.

Now Real Madrid, according to what he says The country, will present a brief to request the judge to appear as a private accusation when the appropriate procedural moment arrives for, if admitted as a party to the case, have access to all the documentation related to the investigation carried out, and to the proceedings that the judge deems appropriate thereafter. This is one of the club’s aspirations: to know precisely what happened for almost two decades between Barcelona and the vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees, to whom the club paid more than seven million euros.

However, the formal accusation of the Prosecutor’s Office against the Barça club has ended up causing this emergency meeting at the White House to take measures “in order to decide the actions that Real Madrid deems appropriate in relation to this matter.” And all this just a few days before the Court of Justice of the European Union rules on the possible monopoly of UEFA in the organization of the Champions League. Sentence that can be produced as of next Wednesday, March 15.

The Prosecutor’s Office attributes to the Barça club, as a legal person, a continuous crime of corruption in business in the sports field and points to two former presidents of the club, Sandro Rosell (2010-2014) and Josep María Bartomeu (2014-2020). The complaint is directed against Barcelona and against five natural persons. In addition to Bartomeu, Rosell and Negreira, two more directors from Bartomeu’s stage appear: the former executive director Óscar Grau and the former director of professional sports Albert Soler. And faced with these serious accusations, the white club has decided to enter the scene and study possible measures.



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