Spanish prosecutor asks court to pursue a complaint of fraud against Barcelona's purchase of Neymar
The Spanish National Court prosecutor, José Perals, has asked Judge Pablo Ruz to support a case of embezzlement against Barcelona president Sandro Rosell for the purchase of Neymar on the basis that payments were ‘simulated’.
"The player’s contracts that were signed between the parties on various occasions do not match those indicated to us, suggesting that in some cases the contracts were simulated and that others were fraudulently altered," says the prosecutor.
The initial complaint came from a club member who claims not to know how much Barcelona actually spent on the striker and that this information should not have been withheld from them.
While Perals believes that it’s neither ‘urgent nor necessary‘ to call Rosell to testify , the prosecutor has asked the judge to order some inquiries, including asking FIFA to provide documentation of the purchase.