The Blog wondered aloud on 29 March (http://tinyurl.com/cr5sros) whether the plight of PSV Eindhoven would prove to be only the first in a series of investigations of football clubs across Europe for alleged breaches of the State Aid rules.
Relationships between football clubs and their local public bodies can be very close and very complex for a number of completely legitimate reasons. There is clearly also a suspicion that in some instances some of that closeness and complexity may warrant further probing.
Under an “exclusive” banner, The Independent runs a story about Real Madrid and concerns about alleged collusion over the price of land around the Bernabeu Stadium.
PSV, Real Madrid….who next?