According to Spanish newspaper reports, a new crisis hit Barcelona a few days before the decisive La Liga match against Espanyol.
Barcelona are suffering from a financial crisis that prevents them from renewing the contracts of some players and signing former Argentine star Lionel Messi, and is also accused of paying financial bribes to Enriques Negrera, the former deputy chairman of the refereeing committee. Spanish Football Federation.
The newspaper revealed the financial penalty that the Spanish tax authority decided to impose on Barcelona due to financial embezzlement committed in 2019.
And the Spanish newspaper Confidential confirmed that the fine that the Spanish tax authorities decided to impose on the Catalan castle is 15.7 million euros due to the embezzlement that the club made when paying the salaries of some players.
According to the publication, the investigation into this case began in 2019, the same year that these embezzlements were committed.
Following an investigation into the case, it was found that the embezzlement committed by the club was related to the gift of cars and airline tickets to some players as compensation not covered by their contracts.
And there are suspicions about gifts given to former Turkish Barcelona player Arda Turan, who was loaned out by Barça to Turkish club Galatasaray for two seasons, until the end of his contract with the Blaugrana, which expired in the summer. 2020.
Barcelona will be a guest at the Power 8 Stadium, Espanyol’s stronghold, for the decisive match at 10:00 am Cairo time and 11:00 am Saudi time as part of the thirty-fourth round of the Spanish Championship. League competition.