Neymar in front of the judge: 5 years imprisonment requested!
A lawsuit has been filed on charges of irregularity and corruption in the transfer of Brazilian football player Neymar from Santos Club to Barcelona Club in 2013.
In the case before the Barcelona Court; Neymar, the player’s father Neymar da Silva Santos, his mother Nadine Golcalves, former Barcelona club presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu and former Santos Club manager Odilio Rpdrigues are on trial.
DIS Group, which bought 40 percent of Neymar’s transfer rights when he was only 17 (in 2009) and claimed that he did not receive the real amount corresponding to him in the transfer of the football player to Barcelona, 5 years in prison and 159 million euros for Neymar, for whom he demanded that his sports activities be stopped. He wants a fine.
DIS is also seeking 5 years imprisonment, 6 years ban from sporting duties and a fine of 195m euros for Rossell and Bartomeu, former Barcelona club presidents.
In the same case, the prosecutor’s office said Neymar was imprisoned for 2 years, banned from football for 3 years, 10 million euros, 2 years in prison and 10 million euros for the mother and father of the football player, 5 years in prison for Rossell, 3 years banned from sports management and 10 million euros, Barcelona Club He demanded a fine of 8.4 million euros for Santos and 1.4 million euros for the N&N company owned by Neymar’s family.
The prosecution is not making any charges against Bartomeu, who was Barcelona club vice president at the time of Neymar’s transfer.
According to the indictment, Rossell, who was Barcelona Club President at that time, made a preliminary agreement with his father, who was the football player’s manager, and club managers in 2011 to transfer Neymar, whose contract with Santos would normally expire in 2014.
The prosecution argues that this deal prevented other clubs from freely making offers to Neymar and prevented DIS Group from gaining more from the transfer.
While the case is expected to end on October 31, names such as Real Madrid Club President Florentino Perez, former football player and Barcelona club manager Andoni Zubizarreta were also called to be heard as witnesses.
Neymar’s lawyers argue that Spanish justice cannot prosecute because the acts attributed to them are not punished in Brazil.
Neymar, who plays for the Paris Saint-Germain team, is expected to sit on the defendant’s seat on October 21.