Sandro Rosell has rejected any allegation of impropriety in Barcelona’s signing of Neymar, insisting the transfer was completely above board.
A Barca club member has alleged the full fee paid to Santos has not been revealed and the matter has reached the Spanish High Court.
Rosell was speaking on the Spanish television programme 8 and his comments have been reported by Mundo Deportivo.
“The signing of Neymar cost us €57.1m,” Rosell said.
“The rest we cannot explain.
“We have no problem doing so but we were asked not to. Otherwise we couldn’t have completed the signing.
“I really want to explain it but I can only speak about this contract before the judge.
“Any contract the club has agreed is absolutely legal and spotless.”