Transfer Neymar: FC Barcelona avoids the process by agreement with tax authorities

The Spanish justice has an agreement between the public prosecutor and FC Barcelona adopted in the case of the transfer of the Brazilian star player Neymar. The Catalan club pleads guilty to tax fraud, but can a process avoid.

Neymar © Belga Image

The Catalan club pleads guilty to tax fraud, but can a process avoid.


The agreement reached in June was closed, explains Barcelona a fine of 5.5 million euros. For Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell, there is no further judicial sanction.

The agreement would be in July already final be drawn, but another former president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, did not agree with the fact that his successors are not to be persecuted and held as a fast approval. His appeal has now been rejected, making the agreement on december 14, has been signed. Today, it was officially announced.

Too much

The case revolves around the transfer of Neymar in the summer of 2013 from Brazilian Santos to FC Barcelona. Barcelona proved to be much more paid than the 57 million euros it initially as a transfer fee mentioned. There were tens of millions extra to be paid to a society whose Neymars father is the owner. The case came to light after a complaint by investment company DIS, which is 40 percent of the transferrechten possessed and accused about the income when the actual transferbedrag became known.

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