Neymar transfer goes through court

Neymar’s transfer from Santos to Barcelona is going through the Brazilian courts after a sports company that own 40 per cent of his rights claim they are owed more money.

The Brazilian club have submitted documents to a Sao Paulo court that show that the Blaugrana paid the Peixe just €17.1m, of which 40 per cent belongs to DIS and 5 per cent belongs to Teisa.

But a letter sent by Barca President Sandro Rosell to Odilio Rodrigues, acting President of Santos, has claimed otherwise.

The letter, released by journalist Milton Neves, reads: “As Santos FC well knows, the total Transfer Fee for all the federative and economic rights of Neymar Jr was established at €17,100,000 as stated in the transfer contract signed by both clubs. Such amounts, which FC Barcelona has fully paid to Santos FC, will be shared among Santos FC, TEISA and DIS in the amounts contractually agreed between these entities.

“The remaining amount to reach €57,000,000 stated by our Vice-President and published in our web, is related to other payments FC Barcelona had to bare [sic] in order to resolve previous agreements with other parties. FC Barcelona could no longer comply or execute such agreements as a result of the transfer contract signed with Santos FC, thus the agreements had to be resolved on FC Barcelona’s cost [sic]. Therefore, these additional payments result in an extra cost for FC Barcelona directly associated to the acquisition of Neymar Jr, although never related to Santos FC, nor obviously being regarded as a Transfer Fee, as it is not a compensation for the acquisition of any right of the player.”

DIS therefore are demanding an explanation and claim they are owed more money.

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