Court orders Neymar to give evidence in transfer fraud case

Madrid: Barcelona's off-field strife despite their on-field success continued yesterday as Brazilian star Neymar was called to give evidence by Spain's national court on February 2 for alleged fraud surrounding his transfer to the Catalan giants in 2013.


Neymar helped Barca win five trophies in 2015, but his transfer from Santos has become a legal nightmare. Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, his predecessor Sandro Rosell, Neymar's parents and two directors of Santos have been called upon.

Public prosecutors filed for action against all parties after a complaint of fraud was launched by Brazilian investment fund DIS, which held 40% of Neymar's sports rights at Santos.

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