Barcelona — Nine years after soccer player Neymar moved from Brazil to Barcelona, he was tried on suspicion of irregularities surrounding the transfer.
In a legal story that has been stretched over the years, Brazil’s International, now playing at Paris Saint-Germain, has been accused of fraud and corruption.
The trial will be held for two weeks starting October 17, one month before the World Cup in Qatar.
Some other numbers are also from stand trials.
According to Spanish reports, two former presidents of the Barcelona football club, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rocell, and Neymar’s parents face the same claim.
Everyone involved in the case has long denied the investment fund DIS’s claim that Neymar was entitled to 40% of the 2013 transfer fee when he left Club Santos in Brazil.
DIS said it was much less than it should have received because some of the transfer charges were hidden.
Neymar’s high transfer fees have long cast a shadow over the legal line.
A year ago, Barcelona reached an out-of-court settlement with football players in 2017 over a € 222 million (£ 185 million) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. The club said it would have to repay the millions of euros it received at the time. He signed a new contract in 2016.
In a previous Barcelona lawsuit dealing with a transfer from Santos called Neymar 1, the club was told to pay a fine of € 5.5 million for irregularities in the move. — BBC
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