Barcelona’s club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor, Sandro Rosell have been summoned to court in Spain where they were indicted for flouting the laws on taxation pver the transfer of Neymar to the club.
Neymar joined Barcelona in 2013 under controversial circumstances and the legal issues surrounding the transfer caused former club president, Sandro Rosell to resign his seat at the helm of affairs in Barcelona. The charges stem from alleged unpaid taxes from a number of fees paid to third parties, including a €40 million fee paid to N&N, a company owned by the player’s father. “The original fee quoted for the deal stood at around €57.1m, but Barca later confirmed in January 2014 that the total operation had in fact cost €86.2m and the alleged unpaid taxes could see the figure rise to well over €100m” according to goal.com.
Barcelona could be fined as much as 10 million Euros if they are found guilty.