The Brazilian superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr could face up to six years in prison as an investigation is on over an alleged irregularities in his move to Barcelona in 2013.
The case followed a complaint by DIS, a Brazilian group which part-owned the rights to Neymar, surrounds allegations of “corruption” and “fraud” in the player’s move to Barcelona.
The Brazilian company feel cheated by Neymar and his father over his signing for Barcelona in 2013 and want a five year prison sentence for the pair as well as Bartomeu, along with a 195m euro fine for the club.
The state prosecution are calling for a two-year prison sentence for Neymar and a ten million euro fine, along with a five year sentence for Rosell who is currently in custody over fraud involving the Brazilian football federation.
The state is not pursuing Bartomeu but want to fine Barcelona 8.4m euros and 7 million euros for Santos, from where he signed. They also are asking for a two-year prison sentence for his father and one year for his mother and a 1.4m euro fine for the family company N&N.
The prosecution’s case is that there was collusion between Rosell and Neymar’s father to hide the real cost of the player which later was revealed to be 83m euros.