December 9, 2022
Neymar claims before a court in Spain that he signed the documents requested by his father |  Globalism

Neymar claims before a court in Spain that he signed the documents requested by his father | Globalism

Brazilian player Neymar said, Tuesday (18), that he only signed documents submitted by his father, during the trial in Barcelona over alleged irregularities in the controversial transfer of Santos to Barcelona in 2013.

Neymar said when questioned by the Public Prosecution Office accusing him of corruption and asking for a two-year prison term for the player, in addition to paying a fine of 10 million euros (51 million Brazilian riyals).

After appearing in court in Barcelona on Monday (17), Neymar is back in court today, this time to testify.

The trial, which will take place between October 17 and 31, marks the final stage of the great impasse the Brazilian has faced in the Spanish court that has caused the resignation of then Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, in addition. player fatigue in Spain.

The procedure was introduced seven years ago by the DIS Group, a fund that owned part of the athlete’s economic rights when he was a striker for Santos. DIS claims it received less than it was owed for the transfer, as the total value of the card was diluted in bogus contracts, according to the group.

For this reason, Neymar, who will lead the team in the Qatar Cup from November 20, is accused of committing the crime of corporate corruption by the Public Prosecution of the State of Qatar. Spain.

Neymar leaves court in Spain. Photo: Nacho Dossey/Reuters

Neymar’s lawyers claim that the player did not commit a crime and are questioning whether Spain He has legal jurisdiction over the case. (Read more about what Neymar’s defense argues at the end of the report.)

Besides the Paris Saint-Germain player, his parents, former Barcelona presidents Sandro Rosell – for whom the deputy asked for five years in prison for corruption and fraud – and Josep Maria Bartomeu, as well as ex-Santos president Odilio, were also on trial. Son.

The other defendants are three legal entities: FC Barcelona, ​​Santos FC, and the company founded by Neymar’s parents to manage his career.

Neymar arrives at Barcelona court to investigate his transfer to Barcelona on October 17, 2022. – Photo: Albert Jia/Reuters