Barcelona FC president probe over Neymar signing

National Court judge to investigate the president and the club for allegedly defrauding the Tax Office of €2.8 million

LAST UPDATED: 4 Feb, 2015 @ 11:23
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Barcelona's Neymar playing for Brazil
Barcelona’s Neymar playing for Brazil

BARCELONA FC president Josep Maria Bartomeu is to be probed over suspicions of tax fraud in the signing of Brazil striker Neymar.

Spain’s prosecutor Jose Perals asked a National Court judge to investigate the president and the club for allegedly defrauding the Tax Office of €2.8 million.

Neymar reportedly cost Barcelona more than the €57 million.

Judge Pablo Ruz is already investigating whether Sandro Rosell, the team’s previous president, concealed the transfer cost paid to Neymar’s former club Santos.

The prosecutor claimed that unpaid taxes add up to over €12 million.

The football player’s transfer fee has been under scrutiny ever since his presentation in June 2013.

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