If investigations and subsequent allegations against FC Barcelona over their alleged involvement in the Enriquez Negreira payment scandal was not enough, they will now be subjected to an investigation by UEFA.
Europe’s top football governing body has recently announced that they will launch an investigation into the Negreira case, seeking the veracity of reports that suggest Barça’s involvement in the entire matter.
“In accordance with Article 31.4. UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors will carry out an investigation into a possible violation of UEFA’s legal framework,” UEFA said in a statement.
Now, according to a fresh report from AS, it appears it was La Liga that took the Negreira case to the European Union, which resulted in UEFA launching an investigation into the matter.
The Spanish footballing authority may even approach FIFA, football’s top governing body to seek a probe against Barcelona.
This comes just a day after the Treasury in Spain found no evidence of referee manipulation from Barcelona, despite the payments made to former vice-president of the referee’s committee, Enriquez Negreira.
But La Liga’s continued efforts to put Barcelona in trouble serve as another indicator of the growing animosity between the two parties and how the club’s stance on the European Super League has led to the Spanish footballing authority increasing their scrutiny.
Barcelona, for their part, have remained fairly silent on the issue, even though recent reports suggest Joan Laporta could hold a presser in the month of April, with every information and evidence in favour of the club.