Judge ac­cepts charges against Ney­mar over Barca trans­fer

Malta Independent - - SPORT / CLASSIFIEDS -

A Span­ish judge has ac­cepted cor­rup­tion charges against Ney­mar for ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties re­gard­ing his trans­fer to Barcelona, open­ing the way for a trial in­volv­ing the Brazil­ian for­ward and his par­ents.

Cur­rent Barcelona pres­i­dent Josep Maria Bar­tomeu and for­mer pres­i­dent San­dro Rosell are also set to stand trial af­ter a com­plaint brought by Brazil­ian in­vest­ment group DIS, which was en­ti­tled to 40 per cent of Ney­mar’s trans­fer from Brazil­ian club San­tos in 2013 but said it re­ceived a smaller com­pen­sa­tion than it should have be­cause part of the trans­fer fee was con­cealed.

With yes­ter­day’s rul­ing by Na­tional Court judge Jose de la Mata, pros­e­cu­tors will have 10 days to for­malise their re­quest for a trial.

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