Tue 18 October 2022 | 13:07

Neymar pleads not guilty to the 5-year corruption sentence in Barcelona Court

Following the Brazilian's 2013 move from Santos to Barcelona, An investment firm has formed a lawsuit against the Brazilian for fraud and corruption in the move. The PSG forward has reportedly attended the second day of the trial in Spain

Neymar joined the Catalan giants from


in 2013, and the initial fee of the transfer was reported to be around €57m. it was later revealed that


had paid more than €85 million to bring the prodigy to their side, which resulted in the club and its then president  charged with tax fraud.

Now, the Brazilian investment group DIS has filed a complaint against


, his parents, and former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell for alleged irregularities involved in his transfer that calls for Neymar to face a

five-year prison sentence



Although Neymar's lawyer, Baker McKenzie argues that the Spanish court lacks authority as the alleged offenses took place outside of Spain,

the PSG striker

and his father can face up to two years in prison if found guilty as they will face a fine of more than €10m.

The Brazilian firm, DIS claims the company was entitled to 40 percent of Neymar's difference but received a smaller compensation because part of the transfer fee was concealed. The trial is expected to last until the end of October as all defendants have denied charges.



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