One month before the World Cup: Neymar will be tried in Spain for irregularities in his transfer to Barça

One month before the World Cup: Neymar will be tried in Spain for irregularities in his transfer to Barça

The Brazil figure is due to appear in court after complaints about the figures who were paid for his transfer from Santos to Barca’s cast. The process begins on October 17, 35 days before the start of the World Cup.

Neymar, one of the figures of Paris Saint-Germain, He will go on trial in Spain a month before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, over alleged irregularities when he signed with Barcelona in 2013.

Neymar’s parents, former club president Sandro Rosell as well as the Catalan cast and Brazilian Santos will also be tried after a complaint by the Brazilian investment group DIS regarding the amount of the transfer of the Brazilian team. The trial will begin on October 17 almost a month before the opening of the World Cup on November 21.

Neymar and his father who works at the same time as your representative, they face bribery charges and two-year prison sentences, which most likely won’t work . They could also be fined 10 million euros ($10.2 million). Rosell faces a five-year prison sentence for fraud and corruption, plus a fine of 10 million euros ($10.2 million).

DIS should have received 40% for the sale of Neymar but allege they received less compensation as part of the transfer amount was hidden. The prosecution alleges that those involved hid the actual amount of the sale in order to pay a lower commission to the investment group. Neymar and the other defendants deny having committed any crimes. The striker and his father appeared in a court in Madrid a few years ago due to the charges.

Santos officially received 17.1 million euros ($17.4 million, at today’s exchange rate) for Neymar’s transfer to Barcelona, ​​but Prosecutors assure that the total amount paid by the Barca club was 25.1 million euros (now $25.6 million). meaning DIS was entitled to an additional €3.2 million ($3.3 million).

The indictment assures that the difference is due to the payments Barcelona made for the signings of future players, as well as the arrangements to organize friendly matches between the clubs.

According to case documents, DIS paid 5 million reais (now $950,000) for 40% of Neymar’s rights in 2009.

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Source: Latercera

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