Barcelona charged by Spanish court over Neymar transfer

A Spanish court has charged Barcelona with tax fraud over the signing of Neymar.

On Thursday, Judge Pablo Ruz charged the club with "an infringement against the tax authority" over the signing of the Brazilian international, who joined from Santos in June 2013.

Barca denied any wrongdoing over the transfer in a statement released on Wednesday, a day after Spain's public prosecutor had asked Judge Ruz to lay fraud charges against the club.

Ruz is also investigating former Barca president Sandro Rosell, who stepped down from his role after it was revealed that 40m euros from the deal to take Neymar to the Nou Camp had been paid to a firm operated by the player's father, who has been called to testify at the court.

 
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