Barcelona superstar Neymar to stand trial for fraud

Josep Bartomeu will also stand trial over allegations of fraud over Neymar's move

Barcelona winger Neymar has been ordered to stand trial in Spain for fraud relating to his controversial transfer from Brazilian club Santos.

Neymar's parents are also to be tried, along with Josep Maria Bartomeu - current president of Barcelona - the team's former president Alexandre "Sandro" Rosell and the two clubs for corrupt business practices and fraud, according to a court statement released Thursday.

FC Barcelona superstar Neymar will reportedly stand trial over allegations of corruption and could be facing a prison sentence.

Neymar's arrival from Brazil's Santos has been a huge success for the Spanish champions on the pitch but a judicial nightmare off it.

The 25-year-old striker is being investigated in Brazil and Spain over his move to La Liga.

Barcelona originally published the cost of the deal as 57.1 million euros ($NZ91m), 40 million of that going to the player's family.

Santos whose home is a the Vila Belmiro are also defendants in the trial
Santos whose home is a the Vila Belmiro are also defendants in the trial

The courts have, however, ruled in favour of the player with regards his charges of fraud, while also favouring a €10 million fine and a two-year jail sentence for the Brazilian with respect to the charges of corruption.

The charges were brought after a complaint by a Brazilian investment group which said it received a smaller compensation because part of Neymar's transfer fee was concealed by those involved.

DIS believe it was cheated out of a percentage of their share of the deal, due to collusion between Barcelona, Santos and Neymar.

Neymar is not the first Barcelona player to get into trouble with the Spanish authorities.

Neymar could face a jail sentence if found guilty over accusations he and his family helped hide away millions.

Lionel Messi, Neymar's team-mate, was sentenced to 21 months in prison in July of a year ago on tax fraud charges.

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