Franchise Notes: Murcia Lawyers Preparing Lawsuit Against Spanish Football League
A Murcia, Spain legal firm is preparing a lawsuit against the Spanish Football League (LFP) to "demand indemnification for moral damages to fans" of Real Murcia, which "could be relegated from the second to the third division." Lawyer Verónica Murcia Hurtado "assured that her office is preparing a suit, which is open to however many fans who want to join." The claim is "already backed" by the "Federación de Peñas Murcianistas" and the Association of Real Murcia Minority Shareholders (EFE, 8/20). ... La Liga side Elche "still has some additions to make before the end of the summer to complete a roster that currently includes 19 players." The club, "though, has encountered an unexpected problem: the LFP is demanding a short-term renegotiation of the club's debt with creditors." Currently, Elche "will not be able to sign another player." Club execs met with the LFP to increase the amount Elche can spend from €12M ($16M) to €14M ($18.6M), "which would allow the club to make additional signings" (SUPERDEPORTE, 8/20).