LaLiga has denied threatening to relegate Barcelona if the membership elects a brand new president earlier than depositing a compulsory €125m financial institution assure.
Barcelona presidential candidate, Toni Freixa, claimed on Thursday that he and the opposite candidates, Joan Laporta and Victor Font, have been knowledgeable by then appearing president Carles Tusquets in regards to the demand.
The financial institution assure, which must be ratified by LaLiga, is a method of defending the membership towards being run irresponsibly.
Freixa, who’s a lawyer, additionally claimed he met with LaLiga president Javier Tebas in October, to debate eradicating the rule of getting the financial institution assure.
LaLiga has nonetheless denied there was any contact between Tebas and Tusquets.
It additionally defined that if the president-elect had not deposited the assure, there would have been a repeat of the elections and never relegation.
“The one contact made by LaLiga [during that time] was with the authorized providers, who requested a authorized report that was despatched to the Electoral Board of FC Barcelona, wherein there was no point out of the demotion to which Freixa refers to.
“Lastly, La Liga desires to keep in mind that, within the occasion that the newly elected president of a membership doesn’t current the assure, it is just potential from a authorized standpoint to repeat elections and by no means demotion,” LaLiga’s assertion learn.
LaLiga opens up on threatening to relegate Barcelona