A transfer that dates back almost ten years
On July 1, 2013, Neymar Junior was talked about by signing at the FC Barcelona against the sum of 88 million euros. A colossal investment for Barça, but well worth it. In 186 matches, the former star of Santos will have played 186 matches, scored 105 goals and delivered 76 assists. Four years later, Barça was even going to hit the jackpot by transferring its nugget to Paris Saint Germain for 222 million euros. Either the most expensive movement in the history of football, and by far. Today, the 30-year-old striker is in the heyday of PSG. At the same time, he can now breathe since justice has just given him reason in a case that will have dragged on for years.
Neymar and Barça finally exonerated
As the Spanish press explains and more precisely Sport, the prosecution has officially cleared Neymar, his parents, Sandro Rosell (president of Barça between 2010 and 2014), Josep Bartomeu and representatives of Santos. Indeed, accusations of corruption or bribery relating to the player’s transfer bonus when he arrived in Spain in 2013 have been qualified “assumptions“, “no proof“having not been deemed admissible.
In other words, no longer the slightest concern in sight for FC Barcelona as for Neymar. At the same time, the Brazilian group DIS was ordered to pay the costs of the trial. A real sigh of relief for the native of Mogi das Cruzes, author of 14 goals and 10 assists since the start of the season with PSG. And who now aspires to have a superb World Cup with Brazil in just over three weeks from now.