Spanish court rejects Neymar case

By iSportconnect | July 8, 2016

Spanish court officials have rejected a criminal case in relation to Neymar’s move to Barcelona.

The case brought on behalf of Brazilian third-party investors DIS said it was cut out of Neymar’s move to the Camp Nou in 2013, believing it owned 40 percent of his rights but receiving less than 10 percent of the transfer fee.

Barca at first claimed the transfer fee was €57.1 million but later admitted to paying out much more, with much of the undeclared fee going to companies controlled by Neymar Sr.

Only €17.1m went to Santos, with DIS getting 40 percent of that portion – €6.8m.

A judge ruled that the case “could have sporting, ethical and disciplinary repercussions” but said it “cannot be pursued in the criminal courts”, according to a statement by Spain’s High Court.