Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Santos to Sue Neymar Sr
ESPN FC, January 30th, 2014 2:29PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The fallout from Neymar-gate continues, as Brazilian giant Santos on Thursday said the club plans to take Neymar Sr. to court in order to claim a share of the 40 million euros ($54 million) he received as part of his son’s move to Barcelona last summer. According to ESPN, Neymar Sr. says the 40 million was actually a “penalty clause” that was owed to the Neymar family as a result of the Brazil international moving to the club 12 months earlier than had been previously agreed.

However, Santos is complaining that it only received 17.1 million euros ($23 million) for its former player, which the club adds that it had to split with third-party investors DIS Esporte and Teisa. The Brazilian giant claims notes that the stated transfer fee of 57 million euros ($77.3 million) is false, because 40 million of that total never went to the selling club.

In an interview, Santos president Odilio Rodrigues said he believed the full fee to have been 17.1 million euros, with no idea where the other 40 million came from. “A difference of 40 million makes everyone suspicious,” Rodrigues said, adding that former president Sandro Rosell, who stepped down last week following the opening of an investigation into the transfer, had told him there was a 40 million euro payment to another company (Neymar Sr.’s company N&N) that was a private affair that did not concern the Brazilian club. Now, Rodrigues claims that Santos, as the selling club, deserves to see full documentation surrounding the transfer, because it only saw a portion of the stated total. “Santos is going to file a complaint and expect a response,” he said.

Separately, ESPN is also reporting that DIS, one of the third parties mentioned above, is threatening legal action against Barca and Neymar Sr, too. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Colorado College will be Team USA in 2015    
Colorado College, a Division III school, is moving to the Mountain West this season from Conference ...
Hazing investigation prompts cancellation of UNM opener    
In the aftermath of an incident in which Albuquerque fire and rescue and ambulance personnel were ...
Johannsson Has Groin Surgery     
AZ Alkmaar on Tuesday announced that USA forward Aron Johannsson had surgery on his right groin ...
Reports: Mackay to be Named Crystal Palace Coach    
According to reports in England, Malky Mackay will be named the successor to Tony Pulis at ...
Zuculini Joins Valencia on Season-Long Loan    
Manchester City on Monday agreed to a season-long loan for Argentine midfielder Bruno Zuculini to Spanish ...
Mourinho Hails Fabregas, Matic in Chelsea Opener    
Jose Mourinho hailed Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic following Chelsea's 3-1 come-from-behind win at Burnley in ...
War-of-Words Persists over Reus' Future    
The war-of-words between German giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich over the long-term future of BVB ...
Report: Cameron to Leave Stoke     
USA defender Geoff Cameron was conspicuous by his absence from the Stoke City squad that lost ...
'Depressed' Suarez Presented to the Media     
Luis Suarez was presented to the media on Tuesday following his Barcelona debut as a substitute ...
Moyes: 'I wasn't Given Time to Succeed or Fail'    
In an interview with the Daily Mail, former Manchester United coach David Moyes says he wasn't ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives