Laliga giants Barcelona faces closure of their home ground-Camp Nou-over the transfer of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
According to Spanish outlet El Mundo, Barcelona may be forced to play a home match behind closed doors if they are found guilty of entering negotiations with Griezmann while he was still representing Atleti.
Atleti filed a complaint to the Spanish football federation (RFEF) stating that the LaLiga champions had entered negotiations with Griezmann while he was still under contract at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The standard punishment for such an offence is a fine of just €300 but according to El Mundo, Juantxo Landaberea, the experienced sports law judge handling the case, suggestions are that the Blaugrana should also be forced to close Camp Nou for one LaLiga match.
It is now up to the RFEF’s Competition Committee to decide whether to enact Landaberea’s recommendation but AS report that representatives from the Spanish FA have informed them it is probably unlikely to happen.
That means Barça are set to escape with just a meagre €300 fine for contravening articles 88 and 126 of the Spanish Football Federation’s Disciplinary Code.