Real Madrid accused of burning youth player's files in light of FIFA investigations
Spanish giants, Real Madrid, have been accused by parents of a child that the club burned the youth's files when they were being investigated by FIFA for signing underage children. The boy in question is Manuel Godoy, one of Real's many youth products whose links with the club have now been severed given the investigation.
Real Madrid, along with local rivals, Atletico Madrid were banned last week by FIFA from registering any players in the coming two transfer windows: summer of 2016 and the winter of 2017. Having been hit with these bans, Godoy's parents have come out and revealed what really happened behind the scenes.
"We never signed any official document," Godoy Sr. said. "They did send a letter telling him he had to join up for the season. (Then) one Monday they told the kid that he could not train. They told us FIFA were investigating.
"Real Madrid rejected Manuel, it seemed like they wanted to hide him. They never got back in touch with us. We were told that Real Madrid burned Manuel's file. They treated Manuel as if he had a sickness."
Further reports from local sources claimed that some 12 months ago that Manuel never really did sign for Real Madrid because FIFA had not ratified the deal.
"When Manuel did his trial with Real Madrid we were already living in Madrid a few months before," Godoy said. "Real Madrid chose Manuel and they sent him the form, and more, he played some tournaments and won an international tournament in Rimini," he added.
"In other tournaments, Manuel scored three goals and Florentino Perez himself came over to give him a hug."
And now, according to Elmundo, Godoy Sr now claims that his son is not playing any competitive club games but has been training and has been called up by his national team.
"Manuel is still training with the Coira academy, and has been called up by the national team of Venezuela," Godoy Sr. added. "The laws are tough and the kid cannot play on the weekends like the others. I cannot tell you that Manuel is good. What is happening has affected him. He does not understand what is going on."