Barcelona trio summoned in Neymar fraud case

Neymar, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell have all been summoned to Spain’s High Court this week in relation to the fraud case regarding the star’s transfer to Barcelona from Santos.
Neymar, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell have all been summoned to Spain’s High Court this week in relation to the fraud case regarding the star’s transfer to Barcelona from Santos.
Barca President Bartomeu and his predecessor Rosell will be the first to appear before Judge Jose de la Mata, along with former Santos officials Odilo Rodriguez and Luis Alvaro de Oliveira and representatives from both clubs, with Neymar, his parents and a representative of the player’s company N&N due to appear a day later.
Ex-Barca Vice-President Javier Faus has also been called in as a witness on Tuesday, but de la Mata will not call witnesses from Real Madrid, who provided information about their bid last October.
Bartomeu and Rosell were first summoned to court last February, when Barca were alleged to have paid €83m for Neymar, as opposed to the official figure of €57m.
However, the latest complaint concerns Brazilian investment fund DIS, which owned 40 percent of Neymar’s economic rights and claims Barca only paid €17m for the player.

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