PSG and Brazil star Neymar has seen a Spanish court drop corruption charges against him relating to his transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.
The Spanish Prosecutor’s Office has dropped allegations of corruption and fraud against the Brazilian. Neymar was potentially facing a two-year prison sentence plus a €10m fine for alleged irregularities relating to his transfer to Barcelona in 2013.
Barcelona paid Santos just €17 million (£14.5m) for Neymar back in July 2013. But Brazilian investment group DIS – which owned 40 percent of Neymar’s rights during his time at Santos – claimed that a lot more money was involved in the transfer.
As well as the PSG attacker, his parents, and former Barcelona presidents Sandro Rossell and Josep Bartomeu were all defendants in the trial, and all saw the charges dropped.