Real Madrid have confirmed, through a press release, the decision they took after of the urgent meeting of the Council after the meeting the prosecution’s complaint to Barça For the “Negreira affair”. The Madrid entity, chaired by Florentino Pérez, will appear in the case against the culé club.

After the relevant investigation, the prosecution decided to file a complaint against Barça, as well as against Josep María Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, former presidents of the club, for payments over 7 million euros to Enríquez Negreira during the years 2001 to 2018.

At that time, Negreira was vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees.

In addition to the aforementioned former presidents, the complaint is also addressed to the negreiraand former administrators Oscar Grau and Albert Soler.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office, in its conclusions, affirms that “Barça maintained a verbal agreement with Negreira to execute actions tending to favor Barcelona in the decision-making of the referees in matches played by the cluband therefore in the results of the competitions”.

They also point out that the appointment of referees for each match was made by the CTA, where Negreira served as vice president.

The payments were never approved by the club: “It was a real remuneration not provided for in the club’s statutes nor approved by the General Assembly. In short, these perceptions had no legal or statutory basis.”

For this reason, and taking into account the “the seriousness of the charges brought by the prosecution” against Barça and two of its presidents “suspicion of corruption” Real Madrid have decided to call a Urgent meeting.

It is from there that comes its decision, which must appear in the complaint of the parquet floor for the “Negreira affair”.

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