The Prosecutor’s Office has requested the statement, as witnesses in the Negreira case, of the former coaches of FC Barcelona ernesto valverde and Luis Enrique. As the newspaper announced The country this Monday, his testimony will be key to revealing the existence of the alleged arbitration reports made by Negreira.
The current Athletic Bilbao coach and the one who was the Spanish coach until the end of the last World Cup in Qatar could be fundamental pieces when it comes to determining whether these reports, for which Barcelona would have paid an amount close to seven million euroswere they really carried out or not, a doubt that he intends to clarify with his testimonies If your complaint is accepted for processing.
So far, only Ernesto Valverde (Barça coach between 2017 and 2020) has spoken about it. “I don’t remember reports from the referees,” he uttered flatly when asked about it recently.
I don’t remember reports from the referees.
Of course, the man from Extremadura ruled out any type of manipulation during his time at the controls of the Blaugrana club. “I’m thinking… We won the League with 14 points over the second and 17-19 over the third, I don’t remember. And we won the Cup with a 5-0 win over Sevilla in the final. I don’t think there was much discussion about who was the best team that season.“, settled before the media after the duel between Athletic and Barça last Sunday.
The one who has not given details so far is his predecessor on the culé bench, Luis Enrique Martínez (2014-2017), but he could do so if the judge summons him as a witness, as requested by the Prosecutor’s Office.