Neymar: Barcelona forward to stand trial on corruption charges
21 Feb 2017

Barcelona player Neymar and his club will stand trial on corruption charges over his transfer from Brazilian team Santos, after losing a final appeal.

The case relates to a complaint from Brazilian investment group DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar’s transfer rights.

It claims it received less money than it was entitled to when Neymar joined Barca from Santos for £49m in 2013.

Santos, Neymar’s mother and a company run by the 25-year-old footballer’s parents will also face charges.

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