Reuters, Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:14 PM
Barcelona on Wednesday was forced to provide details about Neymar'
s transfer to the club from Santos last summer in front of a local court that is deciding whether to open proceedings
against club president Sandro Rosell for the misappropriation of funds.
Neymar was purchased by the Spanish champion for 57.1 million euros ($78.6 million) in July, of which 17.1 million
euros went to his former club, leaving uncertainty about where the other 40 million euros ($55 million) went. According to reports, the funds were transferred to a company called Neymar & Neymar.
“It is not known what has really taken place with the 40 million euros supposedly paid to the player or his representatives,” club member Jordi Cases
a statement at the hearing on Wednesday. Pablo Ruiz
, the presiding judge, has given Barca five days to provide Neymar’s contracts.
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