In a recent share, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin described Barcelona’s financial situation as the most serious scandal he has ever witnessed.
The Camp Nou home team is being investigated for payments to former PCT of the Spanish arbitration committee, totaling more than 7 million euros from 2001 to 2018. Barcelona announced that they only received advice and technical report, denying the arbitrator’s bribery.
When asked about this scandal, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin described: “The situation is extremely serious. In my opinion, it’s one of the biggest scandals in football.”
La Liga is also investigating Barcelona, with financial troubles from former presidents Sandro Rosell and Joseph Bartomeu. However, La Liga President Javier Tebes also confirmed that Barcelona will not face a fine, because of the time limit for the investigation in Spain.
However, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin insisted Barcelona will not escape the accusations easily: “There are two reasons why I cannot comment directly on this. First, UEFA has an independent disciplinary committee in charge of financial investigations. Second, I personally am not involved in this case.
In La Liga, the prosecution will be hindered by the time limit for the investigation and the club can get away with the crime. But with UEFA, the investigation is indefinite.”