Neymar case closed

Dec 14, 2016


Barcelona have confirmed that proceedings brought against the club for the misappropriation of funds when signing Neymar have now been closed.

The Catalan club reached a settlement worth €5.5 million earlier this year regarding the tax transfer saga stemming from the Brazil international’s arrival from Santos in 2013.

Board members voted 14-2, with two abstentions, in favour of the pact which absolves current president Josep Maria Bartomeu and former president Sandro Rosell of any misdeeds.

“On Wednesday morning, at the headquarters of the Provincial Court of Barcelona, the legal representative of FC Barcelona ratified the writ of conclusions and approval in relation to the open proceedings concerning the signing of the player Neymar Jr,” a statement from the club read.

“The ratification of the agreement was signed jointly along with the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office. – ESPN