Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar facing potential jail time over ‘transfer irregularities’ to FC Barcelona – News

Posted: 1 November 2018
Time: 11:00

Brazil superstar Neymar could be facing up to six years imprisonment over the alleged irregularities of his transfer to FC Barcelona.

The 26-year-old who left Barca in a world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain is currently embroiled in a controversial dispute over the legalities upon his first move to Europe back in 2013.

Upon joining the LaLiga giants from Santos, the Blaugrana confirmed the deal to be worth €57.1m, however, upon further investigation it was revealed that the total cost amounted to €86.2m.

Neymar’s parents were said to have profited €40 million sum of the fee, while third-party organisations from his homeland also received a significant figure – which was not declared by the Spanish giants.

In the aftermath, Barca and Josep Maria Bartomeu and former President Sandro Rosell – who is now behind bars – were charged with tax fraud.

Prosecutors were initially seeking a two-year sentence for the now PSG player for the alleged irregularities related the deal five years ago, but the court said on Wednesday a sentence of four to six years could be handed down if Neymar is found guilty.

The decision is a setback for Neymar because in Spain sentences of two years or less for first offences are usually suspended, meaning he would avoid any jail time.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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Publish date : 2018-11-01 08:54:05

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