Oficinas del FC Barcelona en medio de una investigación en 2021


Enríquez Negreira flatly denies having paid referees to favor Barça

Published:17/03/2023 - 19:52h

Updated:17/03/2023 - 21:44h

After Joan Laporta announced that they will 'attack' those who have set up a campaign against FC Barcelona, from 'El País' they have revealed Enríquez Negreira's statement before the inspectors of the Tax Agency

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The 'case Negreira' occupy all the actuality of the FC Barcelona from recently more than a month. In the Barcelona club still have not pronounced of official way, but the president Joan Laporta has given the face, in a few opportunities, to condemn the 'campaign' that have armed against of the Barcelona entity. From the Spotify Camp Nou are in full investigation to offer the results and the version of the club, as such, in front of the barcelonismo.

However, while they expect the results of the investigation, continue going out to the new air informations. 'El País' has desvelado recently the statement of the exvicepresidente of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA), Enríquez Negreira, in front of the inspectors of the Agency Tributaria in October of 2021 after being questioned on the payment of 7,3 million euros by part of the Barcelona entity in the last two decades.

Negreira never paid to a referee to favour to the Barça

"No", without more, went the respuest of Enríquez Negreira after being questioned on if sometime it arrived to pay to a referee or exárbitro so that it favoured to the Barça. Yes it recognised the relation with the culés and, also, the mount that it received in these years, desglosando his 'works': "Go to see the parties, personally or through mates exárbitros, and be informed of why had taken decisions. The FC Barcelona considered that it prejudiced to the team and favoured to other teams".

It explained, in this sense, that "this is a personal hypothesis, anybody has said it to me directly. My obligation was to give my opinion on the parties regarding the arbitration and the players. Technical advice. What the FC Barcelona wanted to was to ensure that they did not take decisions against of the club, that all was neutral".

Payments, agreements... The confessions of Negreira

In spite of this, did not have constant relation with the mandators of the Barça, in this case Sandro Rosell and Josep María Bartomeu: "it saw Them as a lot six times to the year", said before speaking on the reason behind the payments: : "Like this they were calm that in the referee's committee there were not decisions against of the FC Barcelona, that all was neutral". Of the same way, recognised that the agreement was "verbal" and that the payments corresponded to his "management, work and experience".

Negreira confirmed, besides, that his work in the CTA was so that "it was not composed entirely by Madrilenian judges"; that the Barça "had a speaker with the Federation that took care the institutional relations: and like this "keep informed to the club of possible interests or desavenencias" between the Federation and League.

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