Barcelona’s Corruption Case Worsens With Latest Transfer Fraud Investigation

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has landed in trouble over fraud and corruption allegations in the transfer of Brazilian star, Neymar.

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There have been ongoing investigations over corrupt practices in the transfer of Neymar to Barcelona in 2013 and Barca chiefs have been questioned over time regarding their involvement in the case.

Spanish court has now rejected appeal of Bartomeu and will now be charged to court as part of the corruption trial.

It is understood that the Catalan giants agreed a deal with Santos for Neymar two years before he eventually signed for the club.

Meanwhile, there are rules against such practices, as there must be a ‘free market for player signings’.

Former club president Sandro Rosell has also bee accussed of being part of the fraudulent acts in 2011, along with Bartomeu was the club vice-president during that period.

The Brazilian forward has also been accused of corruption after it was revealed that Barcelona actually paid £72.5million in transfer fees and declared just £14million.

There are speculations that the 24-year-old wants to leave the Catalan giants due to his financial problems, with confirmed reports that he almost joined Paris Saint Germain last summer transfer window but the deal fell through due to his money issues.

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