In the latest Negreira investigation update, the prosecutor did not find any evidence against Barcelona for the alleged payments
Barcelona FC is anticipated to be exonerated of suspicions of paying illegal payments to referees as part of the ongoing El Caso Negreira inquiry. No proof has apparently been uncovered by the prosecutor’s office to back up the allegations that the club engaged in “sporting corruption.”
Instead, accusations of money laundering, possibly including former Barcelona Presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu, have come into the forefront of the probe. The club’s current president, Joan Laporta, might also be charged with crimes by the Civil Guard.
There has been a lot of focus on the situation involving Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees, and Barcelona’s suspected ties with him. The case, known as El Caso Negreira, made news earlier this year and raised questions about the club’s moral character.
Barcelona, on the other hand, has continuously defended its innocence, claiming that its business dealings with Negreira were unrelated to anything other than referee reports and had no intention of affecting the results of any games.
El Partidazo de Cope’s recent statement that the Prosecutor’s Office has not discovered any evidence of bribes paid to referees offers Barcelona some optimism. It raises the potential that the club could soon be able to close this upsetting chapter. Former presidents Rosell and Bartomeu are implicated in the investigation’s focus on possible money laundering, which raises suspicions about a larger problem with the club’s financial management.
The team can now focus its attention on the next LaLiga season as the suspicion has begun to gradually fade. Even if he might be charged, Joan Laporta is still in control and determined to lead Barcelona through this difficult time and bring back the emphasis on the football.