Getafe coach Jose Bordalas admits he was resigned to losing Angel Rodriguez earlier this year.
Bordalas said, "There was a time when you all know that FC Barcelona was interested in Ángel and we couldn't do anything when a powerful club comes and wants a player from your team. But yes, I did fear it."
The Getafe coach admits Angel has been rocked to see his name linked to Spain's match-fixing investigation.
He also told Radio Marca: "The boy was very affected yesterday. I spoke with him and he had a very bad night, because you appear on all the front pages because someone names you in a conversation, it was very, very bad. I have known him for many years, he is exceptional as a professional and teammate and I think that it is not fair.
"We did not like the news, because it can name anyone."