Judge accepts charges against Neymar
MADRID >> Neymar could be back in court, this time on corruption charges.
A Spanish judge on Monday accepted charges against Neymar for irregularities regarding his transfer to Barcelona, opening the way for a trial involving the Brazilian forward and his parents.
Barcelona club 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 percent of Neymar’s transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013 but said it received a smaller compensation because part of the transfer fee was concealed.
Fraud charges were accepted against Barcelona, Santos and a former president of the Brazilian club.
With Monday’s ruling by National Court judge Jose de la Mata, prosecutors will have 10 days to formalize their request for a trial.