Barcelona court closes Neymar case

Barcelona court closes Neymar case

Barcelona have announced that the provincial court
has closed a case against Neymar.
The agreement to end the legal proceedings
triggered by a complaint from 'socio' Jordi Cases
was ratified early on Wednesday, according to the
club.
Cases had alleged misappropriation of funds and a
lack of transparency over Neymar's transfer to
Camp Nou from Santos in 2013, though the
Spanish High Court threw out the case earlier this
year.
"This Wednesday, the legal representative of FC
Barcelona ratified the conclusions of the procedure
in relation to the transfer of the player Neymar Jr,
at the headquarters of the Provincial Court of
Barcelona," a club statement read.
"The ratification of the agreement has been signed
together with the Public Prosecutor's Office and the
State Attorney's office.
"This agreement will be approved in the ruling that
is soon to be released by the Provincial Court of
Barcelona, which will close the process that began
following the complaint made by club socio Jordi
Cases before the National Court in December
2013."
The case was closed after Barca accepted liability
and agreed to pay a fine of €5.5million, which
exonerated former president Sandro Rosell and
successor Josep Maria Bartomeu and drew
criticism from Joan Laporta, who was president
between 2003 and 2010.
In September, LaLiga officials demanded a hearing
with the club in order to make the details of the
out-of-court settlement clear.
A separate case involving Brazilian investment
group DIS is ongoing.
The company, which owned 40 per cent of
Neymar's economic rights prior to his transfer,
claim they are entitled to far more than the
reported €6.8m they received as part of the deal.
In November, Spanish prosecutors requested a
two-year prison sentence and a €10m fine for the
player and his father, who acts as his agent, as
well as a custodial sentence for Rosell.

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