Barcelona is currently awaiting the resolution of the Negreira case, which caused upheaval within the club earlier this year. UEFA has been conducting investigations into the scandal, where Barcelona was accused of making a €7 million payment to Enriquez Negreira, the former vice-president of the referee’s committee.
According to Mundo Deportivo, UEFA is expected to announce its findings soon, leading to three potential scenarios for Barcelona. The most favourable outcome would be no sanctions imposed by UEFA, allowing the club to participate in the Champions League without any fines.
The second possibility is that UEFA could sanction Barcelona, prohibiting them from participating in the Champions League for the upcoming season or even longer. This outcome could significantly impact the club’s plans and deter top players from joining, potentially affecting revenue and deterring investors and sponsors.
The third scenario involves UEFA opening an extraordinary case, prolonging the investigation and initiating a separate file in Spain. In this case, no immediate sanctions would be imposed, enabling Barcelona to participate in the Champions League next season.
Barcelona is determined to avoid the last two scenarios as they could severely disrupt their plans and undermine the overall Barça project. The club is currently facing an anxious period as they await UEFA’s decision.