Friday, March 24, 2023

The Prosecutor’s Office asks Luis Enrique and Valverde to testify for the ‘Negreira Case’

The former Spanish coach, Luis Enrique, and the current Athletic Club coach, ernesto valverdeboth at the head of the Barcelona bench in different stages, will have to declare in relation to the ‘Negreira caseaccording to El País.

Both the Asturian and the txingurri They are included in the complaint from the Prosecutor’s Office about Barça in relation to the arbitration reports -according to the aforementioned media- and both must explain if they were aware of the existence of said analyzes.

Barça disbursed, according to official sources, a total of 7.3 million euros to the then vice-president of the Arbitration Technical Committee, José María Enríquez Negreira, between 2001 and 2018, something that has caused an earthquake in national football. In his statement before the Treasury during a tax inspection, the former arbitration leader confirmed that Barça paid for “verbal counseling” with the intention of ensuring that it received “neutral” arbitrations.

Precisely the former Barça coach between 2017 and 2020, Ernesto Valverde, has publicly commented that he was unaware of the existence of these reports: “In Barcelona I didn’t even know they existed. I had no idea about all this.”

For the moment, from the club he has shown an image of calm and serenity. The president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, pointed out his position on his personal Twitter profile: “Culers, be calm. Barça is innocent of what they are accused of and the victim of a campaign against their honor in which everyone is now involved.” “No surprise, we will defend Barça and we will demonstrate the innocence of the Club. Many will have to rectify”, he sentenced.


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