Legal action launched against Barcelona president Rosell over Neymar deal

Barcelona are defending president Sandro Rosell over claims from a board member of "misappropriation of funds".

El Mundo Deportivo reports that Jordi Cases is accusing Rosell of the "misappropriation" of €40 million during the transfer of Neymar.

Cases proposed a motion of censure against Rosell at the beginning of October, but there was not enough support. He then sent a 'burofax' (a kind of registered legal document) to the Barcelona club in which he requested all the information about the transaction.

"I believe that under no circumstances should the reasons for such a huge transaction as this €40 million be kept secret. As a member and thus a co-owner of our beloved club, I ought to have the right to know for what reason €40 million euros have left the club", Cases says in the document mentioned.

He also thinks that Rosell "can't hide behind a confidentiality (clause) requested by a third party so as not to give a suitable and consistent answer about this additional €40 million payment". As he has not received "a specific explanation", Cases has decided to start legal proceedings.

A Barca spokesperson says the accusations are "unfounded and rash", as it "affects the club's image and credibility".

 
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